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77 Liberty Bell Facts To Learn About America's Freedom Struggle

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How did a chime from the Liberty Bell change the world on July 8, 1776?

The Liberty Bell was first rung on July 8, 1776, from the tower of Independence Hall to summon the residents of Philadelphia were summoned. The residents were summoned to hear the iconic first-ever reading of the Declaration of Independence publicly.

The Declaration of Independence was read out by Colonel John Nixon. The Liberty Bell today is kept at the Liberty Bell Center in Philadelphia. It is tapped occasionally to mark important occasions. The Liberty Bell makes a strike note of E flat. Starting in 1960, many companies analyzed the drillings that were taken from the Liberty Bell by the Franklin Institute. The composition of the Liberty Bell is interesting. It is composed of 70% copper, 25% tin, and has small amounts of lead, zinc, silver, gold, and arsenic. The main crack in the Liberty Bell is 24.5 in (0.62 m) long. The main crack in the Liberty Bell is o.5 in (0.01 m) wide. Apart from the main crack, there are several small hairline cracks. The weight of the Liberty Bell is about 2080 lb (943472.1 g). The distance between the Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell is 0.2 mi (0.3 km).

Like reading about the bell used to proclaim liberty? Want to know more about the liberty bell ringing, the importance of the Independence Hall, the Pennsylvania Statehouse, John Stow, and the civil war? If you like reading about the Liberty Bell, you may also like reading about the Statue of Liberty's original color and the New York Statue of Liberty facts.

Fun Facts About The Liberty Bell

The Liberty Bell is a significant monument in American history, so let's learn about it!

The Liberty Bell was made before the Revolution took place. The Liberty Bell was commissioned by the famous Pennsylvania Assembly in 1751. In the year 1751, a bell tower was constructed in the Pennsylvania State House and the representatives began searching for a bell that was heard from miles away. Isaac Norris was the Speaker of the Pennsylvania Assembly. Robert Charles, the colony's agent in London was given the charge to find a bell by him. This was done to commemorate the golden anniversary of the Charter of Privileges. The Charter of Privileges was written by William Penn in 1701. It served as the original constitution of Pennsylvania. A verse from the Bible is written on the Bell-“Proclaim Liberty throughout all the land unto all the inhabitants thereof." The Bell tells about the Assembly in Pennsylvania and the maker. No one alive at present knows when the bell got cracked. Some historians suggest that the first bell cracked in 1752. This happened after it was checked on its arrival in the city of Philadelphia. In the year 1753, a new bell was created by John Stow and John Pass from the metal of the English bell. The names of these local craftsmen and the year, MDCCLIII( Roman representation) are crafted on the new bell. Another fun fact is that the last major crack on the Bell took place on President’s Day (Washington’s birthday) in February 1846.

Historical Facts About The Liberty Bell

What are some of the historical facts about the Liberty Bell? What makes it a historical masterpiece? Was the bell ever rung?

The Bell rang a number of times between the year 1753 and the year 1846. It was rung to commemorate the day the Constitution was signed. It was also rung when Alexander Hamilton, George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and Benjamin Franklin passed away. The name "Liberty Bell" was not the original name of this masterpiece. It was initially called the State House Bell. It was named the "Liberty Bell" after it became an icon against slavery in the late 1830s. The bell did not ring on July 4, 1776. Also, it is widely known that the Liberty Bell went on a legendary road tour. In the year 1777, necessary precautions were taken and the Liberty Bell was taken away from its resting place in Philadelphia. It was taken to a church in Allentown, Pa. It was placed in secrecy here. This was done as it was feared that the Britishers would recast this icon and utilize the material to manufacture cannons. It was returned to Philadelphia the next year. The Liberty Bell visits Bunker Hill in 1903 is well known. The image of the Liberty Bell enclosed in a glass and placed in the tower hall of Independence Hall is also unforgettable.

Liberty Bell was initially called The State House Bell.

Facts About Liberty Bell's Importance

Why is the Liberty Bell or the State House Bell important?

The picture of the Liberty Bell is popular amongst corporations. It has been used on coins and stamps. The Liberty Bell has been accepted as a symbol of both protests and celebrations in America. Several movements ranging from Civil Rights to Women's Suffrage have embraced this symbol. The Liberty Bell is an international symbol. Its message to proclaim liberty is powerful and relevant even today. The Old State House Bell is considered to be a symbol of hope and grace in the darkest times of the United States Of America.

Facts About Liberty Bell's Replicas

What is so interesting about the Liberty Bell replicas? Where are they kept?

In Pennsylvania, the suffragists commissioned a bell that would be a replica of the famous Liberty Bell. In 1915, the "Justice Bell" traveled across the state to encourage the legislation on voting rights for women. The Liberty Bell then sat chained and in silence until the passage of an amendment in 1920. The 19th Amendment was passed back in the year 1920. There are 55 full-size replicas of the Bell. The exact replicas were created in Annecy-le-Vieux, France by Paccard Foundry. A faux crack was painted by hand on each of the bells. A bell was to be placed in the State Capitol grounds in each of the 55 US States and the U.S. territories. Six copper companies funded this process. The bells were delivered to the US Treasury Department by the foundry. The public was to be given free access to the areas. However, not every state complied with the rules laid down. The bells are usually accompanied by a plaque reading. Each of the Liberty Bell replicas has a unique serial number. A bell with serial number three is placed in Tacoma in the state of Washington.

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Moumita Dutta

<p>A content writer and editor with a passion for sports, Moumita has honed her skills in producing compelling match reports and stories about sporting heroes. She holds a degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from the Indian Institute of Social Welfare and Business Management, Calcutta University, alongside a postgraduate diploma in Sports Management.</p>

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