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U.S. History Topics » States & Regions » Pennsylvania

Independence Hall: International Symbol of Freedom

recounts the history of the building in Philadelphia where the Second Continental Congress signed the Declaration of Independence and where, a decade later, delegates to the "Philadelphia Convention" formulated the Constitution: the Pennsylvania State House. The Pennsylvania Assembly, which had been meeting in homes and taverns, moved into the building in September 1735. It was considered the most ambitious public building in the colonies. (National Park Service, Teaching with Historic Places)

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Interesting Fact:

To a large extent, the history of colonial America was defined by a struggle between European powers for control. The desire of both Great Britain and France to dominate territory in North America culminated in the French and Indian War (1754-63). This conflict began in America, but spread to Europe in 1756 where it was referred to as the Seven Years' War. Although Great Britain emerged victorious, the country was severely in debt.
Independence Hall, north facade.  (Photo by Robin Miller. Courtesy Independence National Historical Park)

North facade

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