Independence Hall PowerPoint
Independence Hall was
built in 1753 as the
original State House for
Why is it
This is the
on July 4th,
Independence Hall is
the building on the
back of the United
States $100 bill.
In Colonial times, a
cobblestone street ran in front
of the building.
The liberty bell used to be at the top of
Independence Hall, but it was moved to a new
center across the street.
The Pennsylvania Assembly ordered
the bell in 1751 to commemorate the
50-year anniversary of Pennsylvania's
The passage on the bell reads, "Proclaim Liberty
throughout all the land unto all the inhabitants
thereof," from Leviticus 25:10.
The liberty bell cracked during a
test ring. While trying to repair
the bell, metal workers
purposely made the crack