Independence Hall

Independence Hall is the centerpiece of Independence National Historical Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, on Chestnut Street between 5th and 6th Streets. It is known primarily as the location where both the Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution were debated and adopted.

The building was completed in 1753 as the colonial legislature (later Pennsylvania State House) for the Province of Pennsylvania. It became the principal meeting place of the Second Continental Congress from 1775 to 1783 and was the site of the Constitutional Convention in the summer of 1787. The building is part of Independence National Historical Park and is listed as a World Heritage Site.

Read more about Independence Hall:  Preparation For Construction, Structure, Declaration of Independence and Second Continental Congress, U.S. Constitutional Convention, Funerary Procession of Abraham Lincoln, Preservation, Legacy

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Independence Hall - Legacy
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Syng Inkstand
... used during the signing of both the United States Declaration of Independence in 1776 and the United States Constitution in 1787 ... Constitutional Convention known to still exist (with a reasonable degree of certainty), along with Independence Hall itself, the Liberty Bell, and ... On the first centennial of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in 1876, the inkstand was returned to the City of Philadelphia where it became ...

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    ...there was the annual Fourth of July picketing at Independence Hall in Philadelphia. ...I thought it was ridiculous to have to go there in a skirt. But I did it anyway because it was something that might possibly have an effect. I remember walking around in my little white blouse and skirt and tourists standing there eating their ice cream cones and watching us like the zoo had opened.
    Martha Shelley, U.S. author and social activist. As quoted in Making History, part 3, by Eric Marcus (1992)