Independence Hall: Birthplace of Freedom

Independence Hall: Birthplace of Freedom

by Hal Marcovitz


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Some of the most important documents in American history were composed and debated within the Pennsylvania State House, now known as Independence Hall. In 1776, the Second Continental Congress voted to approve the Declaration of Independence, which said that the American colonies would no longer be subject to the British rule. In 1787, Independence Hall hosted discussions for a new Constitution, which even today remains the foundation of government for the United States. The Liberty Bell, which once hung in the steeple of Independence Hall, has also become an important American symbol. Today, millions of people visit Independence Hall each year to celebrate the origins of America.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781422231241
Publisher: National Highlights Inc.
Publication date: 08/28/2014
Series: Patriotic Symbols of America , #20
Pages: 48
Product dimensions: 6.60(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range: 9 - 12 Years

Table of Contents

Patriotic Symbols and American History 6

Introduction Barry Moreno

1 The Paper Money Riot 9

2 The State House 15

3 Declaring Independence 23

4 A New Purpose 33

5 Liberty to the World 39

Chronology 42

Series Glossary 43

Further Reading 45

Internet Resources 45

Index 46

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