By savanah kent
In 1682, William Penn founded the city to serve as capital of Pennsylvania Colony. By the 1750s, Philadelphia had surpassed Boston to become the largest city and busiest port in British America, and second in the British Empire, behind London. During the American Revolution, Philadelphia played an instrumental role as a meeting place for the Founding Fathers of the United States, who signed the Declaration of Independence in 1776 and the Constitution in 1787. Philadelphia was one of the nation's capitals during the Revolutionary War, and the city served as the temporary U.S. capital while Washington, D.C., was under construction. During the 19th century, Philadelphia became a major industrial center and railroad hub that grew from an influx of European immigrants. It became a prime destination for African Americans during the Great Migration and surpassed two million occupants by 1950.
Philadelphia is known for its arts and culture. The cheesesteak and soft pretzel are emblematic of Philadelphia cuisine, which is shaped by the city's ethnic mix. The city has more outdoor sculptures and murals than any other American city, and Philadelphia's Fairmount Park is the largest landscaped urban park in the world. Gentrification of Philadelphia's neighborhoods continues into the 21st century and the city has reversed its decades-long trend of population loss.
The liberty bell
The Liberty Bell
Bing bong is the sound of the Liberty Bell. The Liberty Bell is located in Philadelphia. It was renamed that in 1834. The Liberty Bell is our symbol of freedom of salves. It hasn't rung freely in years. Many events lead to the liberty becoming the liberty bell.
Tradition tells of a chime that changed the world on July-8-1776. The Pensilvana Assembly ordered the bell in 1751 to celebrate the 50th year anniversary of the William Penn's 1701 charter of privalages. It was origanally cast at White chapel foundery, London, England by Thomas Lester. The origanal name of the bell was the State house bell or the Province bell. This monument was renamed liberty bell in 1834. The bell's meaning can be interpreted many different ways.
This is one way it can be interpreted. The Liberty Bell of rings of freedom for people all over the world. This monument gained importance when the abolitionist made great efforts to end slavery then the Americans adopted the name Liberty bell and became a symbol of freedom. The bell's inscription is from Levicois 25:10 says "proclaim liberty throughout all the lands unto all the inhabitants thereof. Which means that every 50 years pepole should free slaves and give them back all their property. What about the crack in the liberty bell?
The crack in the Liberty Bell that left it unringable was on Washington's Birthday in 1846. The Liberty Bell's crack was sopposed to be a repair but the repair failed. After the failed repair it silenced the bell forever. What are chariteristics of this monument?
Good quetion and here's the answer. The bell weighs 2,080 pounds so little over 1 ton. The bell is made of bronze, 70% copper, 25% tin, and contains small quantities of lead, gold, arsenic, silver and zinc. The yolk of the this monument is American elm but there is no proof that it is the origanal yolk. The strike note if the bell is E-flat. The bell is 3 feet tall.The crack is 24.5 inches long by 1/2 inches wide. This monument was a very import peace symbol.
No one today has ever heard the bell ring it's freedom message. This important monument was named the Liberty Bell 1834. The crack that left the bell unringeble was soposed to be a repair but failed. It is made of many different materials and minerals. It inspired the idea of freedom to many pepole. What would America be like if the Liberty Bell still could ring it's freedom message?
Independance national historical park
Known as the birthplace of American democracy, Historic Philadelphia’s Independence National Historical Park (INHP) is located on the site of many of the seminal events that carried the nation through its founding as a global leader of democratic ideals. INHP welcomes more than 3.5 million visitors every year.
While historical attractions abound in Philly, Independence Hall has particular significance to the development of the nation. In this building in 1776, the Founding Fathers came together to sign the Declaration of Independence. Eleven years later, representatives from a dozen states met here to lay the framework for the U.S. Constitution. Today, the building is the centerpiece of Independence National Historical Park, and guided tours are available to visitors year-round.
Situated on 42 acres of lush gardens, the Philadelphia Zoo is home to nearly 1,300 animals — many rare and endangered. In addition to leading the way in conservation efforts, America’s first zoo features award-winning exhibits such as First Niagara Big Cat Falls, the McNeil Avian Center, the PECO Primate Reserve and seasonal family-friendly events. The zoo welcomes more than a million visitors every year.
Independance national historical park
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