Liberty Bell

Symbol of Unity and Freedom

Philadelphia Pennsylvania

Philadelphia Pennsylvania houses one of America's most iconic monuments. For hundreds of years in protected the Liberty Bell. Philadelphia is the largest city in Pennsylvania, the fifth most popular city in the United States, and the center of the sixth biggest metropolitan area in the country.

Liberty Bell created on July 8, 1776

There are many monuments in Philadelphia but the Liberty Bell is the most iconic.

A few other monuments in Philadelphia

Liberty Bell

One of America's Most Recognized Symbol

Liberty Bell

The Liberty Bell has been a symbol of freedom for years in America. As the bell had a long life, it's been broken more than once. It became well known pretty early in its life. In 1847, a book,Ring, Grandfather, Ring told of the bell. Then, a while later it became an icon of unity and freedom after the civil war. It didn't always go by the name 'Liberty Bell' though.

In Ring, Grandfather, Ring, as mentioned earlier, it inspired many and became more widely known. It was refered to as the Liberty Bell as early as 1835 but not officially named. For years the Bible references inspired many, but after the Civil War, America wanted a symbol for freedom and unity. It continued to inspire. The abolitionists even used it as their logo. Though inspiring, it isn't perfect.

The biggest difficulty was that it kept cracking. The first bell cracked the first time it was used. Knowing it wasn't strong enough to withstand use, they melted it down and recast it. Yet again it cracked, but no one knows when or why. To prevent a fixable damage they borred it out on Washington's Birthday in 1846 and has been preserved since.

Popularity has grown for the Liberty Bell, due to most of America wanting a symbol of unity and freedom. From the abolitionists to all of America after the Civil War. It has inspired liberty from 1835 and grew popular only 12 years later. It has been one of America's best and most recognized symbol.

Liberty Bell

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