Philadelphia Sites Part 2

Independence Hall - Courtroom Area

The rail on the left is the bar, as in "passing the bar", and the defendant could feel a little caged in.

Liberty Bell

What is now the world's most famous bell was saved during the British occupation and cracked in the first half of the nineteenth century.



Appropriately enough, a statue of George Washington is prominent at Independence Hall.  Although he served only a relatively brief time in the Continental Congress, his service as commander in chief and presiding over the Constitutional Convention make him the single most important Founding Father.

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