Black text and illustrations of the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall, the Betsy Ross House and an American flag with an eagle over a picture of George Washington
Philadelphia is the city where Thomas Paine published his groundbreaking pamphlet "Common Sense," where the Liberty Bell was first rung, and where Betsy Ross sewn the original American flag. Philadelphia was home to Benjamin Franklin, one of America’s founding fathers, and represented the most populous city in the Colonies at the time. The Second Continental Congress also convened in the city of brotherly love in 1776, where its members drafted and adopted the Declaration of Independence.
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