The Liberty Bell

Jill Wachter


In 1751 the Liberty Bell was ordered. It was around 100 pounds and very fragile. The Liberty Bell Cracked the first time they struck the bell and had to be recast twice.
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What is the Liberty Bell made out of?

The metal was too fragile, because of the bell being too fragile, it cracked twice. John Pass and John Stow, recast The Liberty Bell both times. Now it's 70% copper, 25% tin, and small amounts of lead, zinc, arsenic, silver, and gold.

What does the Liberty Bell represent?

The Liberty Bell represents freedom in the U.S.A. Liberty means, "the state of being free in one's society, from oppressive restrictions imposed by authority on one's way of life, behavior, or political views."
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What was the Liberty Bell for?

The original use for the Liberty Bell was to alert the people to public meetings and gatherings. But when the Liberty Bell was recast, it was also now to ring at special occasions.


Now the Liberty Bell is located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in the Liberty Bell Center at the Independence National Historical Park.