Why did the Dutch people of New Amsterdam willingly turn their colony over to the English without a fight? Governor "Peg-Leg" Peter was a harsh man. But that is just the beginning of the story...
This is a 28 page PPT which tells the story of Peg-Leg Peter, New Amsterdam, New York, Wall Street, and includes the legends/ghost stories about Old Peg Leg.
My students really enjoyed this lesson. I hope yours will too.