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The Liberty Bell

The Liberty Bell
The Liberty Bell is a famous and important symbol of American independence.It Is also one of America's most recognized symbols,you probably have seen the symbol featured on the new $100 bill as well as stamps and coins and maybe some logos.The Liberty Bell was originally called the State House Bell or Province Bell and later became known as the Liberty Bell named byAbolitionist(  the freedom fighters).You will find the Liberty Bell located in Philadelphia,Pennsylvania.The Liberty Bell was originally cast  in 1752 ,London ,England it was commissioned for Pennsylvania State hall also  known now as (Indpendence hall).

The The bell acquired a crack after the bell cracked it was recasted in 1753 by John pass and John Stow you will find their last names on the bell.The bell had been broken up and then copper  added to the metal,this was to help make it less brittle.The bell was restored and rung at the first public reading of the declaration of independence in Philadelphia on July 8, 1776. The bell was to be used for many important events such as summon lawmakers to legislative session and to alert citizens of town meetings.The bell once again received another crack on July 8, 1835,while being rung at the funeral of John Marshall the fourth Chief Justice of the Supreme Court as well as one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence.

The cracks dimensions are 24.5 inches long 1/2wide.Across the top of the bell is the inscription.Proclaim Liberty Throughout All The Land Unto All That Inhabitants Thereof Lev.xxvx This is a quote from the Old Testament of the Bible Leviticus chapter 25 verse 10.
For more information check out these links

http://www.nps.gov/inde/learn/historyculture/stories-libertybell.h
http://www.education.com/worksheet/article/the-liberty-bell/




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