Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell

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Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell

Author: Robert W. Sands Jr., Alexander B. Bartlett
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
Copyright: 2012
Pages: 128
Cover Price: $ 21.99

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Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell, two of America’s most revered symbols of freedom, date back to the British rule of the American colonies. The main structure of Independence Hall was completed in 1732, and the final casting of the Liberty Bell was completed in 1753. Visited by over two million people yearly, these historic icons have been used as backdrops for many political and social demonstrations and speeches.

Filled with images from the archives of Independence National Historical Park, Philadelphia Department of Records, and collections from around the country, Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell illustrates how these two historic relics generate a sense of pride and patriotism set forth by the signing of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776.

Background Information

The Liberty Bell in Philadelphia was a symbol of the American Revolution that cracked while tolling for the death of John Marshall. Philadelphia was founded by William Penn and has many of the iconic monuments of the American Revolution. The Declaration of Independence was promulgated by the Second Continental Congress and declared independence for the 13 colonies from Britain.