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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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The Declaration of Independence was signed at Independence Hall in 1776.
Near Independence Hall, where the 13 American colonies declared independence from Britain in 1776, Francis will speak from a lectern used by President Abraham Lincoln for his Gettysburg Address, declaring that "government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the Earth."
Focusing on important places in the history of Philadelphia and the country, the programme concluded with private tours of the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall -- where the US Declaration of Independence was adopted.
After meeting in temporary quarters (including taverns) in the late 17th and early 18th centuries, they occupied Independence Hall in Philadelphia, then moved to a courthouse in Lancaster in 1799.
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Discussion of primary documents such as Washington's letter to poet Phillis Wheatley, John Quincy Adams's Supreme Court argument in the Amistad slave case, a petition from African Americans to Lincoln promoting black colonization in the rebel states, Truman's executive order that desegregated the armed forces, Reagan's remarks signing the bill making Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday a national holiday, and Obama's Independence Hall speech on race are included.
Like Independence Hall. With their revolutionary war against the British failing, America's leaders still had the strength of will and character to forge the notions of constitution, nationhood, democratic principles of government -- by, for and of its people.
-- Within walking distance of the Liberty Bell is Independence Hall, where the Declaration of Independence was adopted on July 4, 1776, and the U.S.
Speaking during a visit to Independence Hall in Tel Aviv on Thursday, where David Ben Gurion declared Israel's independence in 1948, Netanyahu said: "We heard the insults and curses from the Lebanese border today.

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