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Philadelphia: The Liberty Bell

A visit to Philadelphia (also known as Philly)  is never complete without visiting or looking at the Liberty Bell. No, I didn’t exaggerate it. Yes, its just a bell but its not an ordinary bell. The Liberty Bell is a living witness to Americas history, its fight for freedom and liberty, for peace, for equal rights and international cooperation.

The Liberty Bell is an international symbol of freedom. Hung in the State House in 1753, it summoned the Pennsylvania Assembly to work. In the 1830s anti-slavery groups named it the Liberty Bell. The bell cracked about 1846, but its message still rings out true.

The words that are carved around it are taken from part of Leviticus 25;10 that says: “Proclaim LIBERTY throughout all the land unto all the inhabitants thereof.” 

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The Liberty Bell isn't your ordinary bell.

The Liberty Bell isn’t your ordinary bell.

Liberty Bell in Philadelphia

The Liberty Bell already has a crack after serving its purpose for many years.

 

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