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Independence Hall,

historic building on Independence Square, downtown Philadelphia, in Independence National Historical Park. Originally constructed as the Pennsylvania colony's statehouse in 1732, the hall was the scene of the proclamation of the U.S. Declaration of Independence (1776) and was the meeting place of the Continental Congress and the Constitutional Convention. The building has a small museum of historical and colonial objects; the Liberty BellLiberty Bell,
historic relic in Independence National Historical Park, Philadelphia. First hung in Independence Hall in 1753, it bore the inscription, "Proclaim Liberty throughout all the Land unto all the Inhabitants Thereof" (Lev. 25.10).
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 is in a separate pavilion near the hall.
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In Old City the unpretentious red brick Independence Hall, where President George Washington delivered his farewell address to those who wanted him to stay on as king, stands alongside such national icons as the Liberty Bell, the Betsy Ross House, and a gleaming new National Constitution Center--historic landmarks and tourist magnets that serve as daily reminders of what it means to stake a claim to democracy and tolerance.
As one of a number of books that tracks the unreliability of our memories, Charlene Mires uses Independence Hall as a prism to reveal the contested history behind the building's structure.
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1787: The first signatures were put on the American constitution: On May 14, 1787, the Federal Convention convened in the State House, now Independence Hall, in Philadelphia to revise the Articles of Confederation.
Independence National Historical Park in Philadelphia, home of Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell, is a renowned American landmark.
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