Philadelphia Pennsylvania Liberty Bell

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Illustration of the Liberty Bell in front of a gold building on green grass with a blue sky and black text along the bottom edge.

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The Liberty Bell is located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania at Independence National Historical Park. The bell was commissioned by the Pennsylvania Assembly in 1752 from the firm Lester and Pack in London after a bell tower was built in the Pennsylvania State House in 1751. A bible verse that reads, "Proclaim Liberty throughout all the land unto all the inhabitants thereof" was inscribed on the bell. The Liberty Bell was adopted as a symbol of freedom by abolitionist groups in the 1830s, and there have been several rumors about how the famous crack in the Liberty Bell occurred, including that it happened when the bell was rung after the death of Chief Justice John Marshall in 1835. 


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