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Philadelphia, Home of American Independence



VOA News News-Politics 2009-07-02 - 16:40:36

"Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of the United States, the nations cradle of liberty. It began back in 1776 when the 13 American colonies announced their independence from the British Empire with their Declaration of Independence. And Philadelphians, along with other Americans, mark this day of freedom every July 4th. As the nation prepares for its 231st birthday, Stasia DeMarco visited Philadelphias historic Independence Mall."

debated and adopted. It is now the centerpiece of the Independence National Historical Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The building was completed inThe Philadelphia Independence was an American professional soccer club that was based in the Philadelphia suburb of Chester, Pennsylvania. The team joinedwhy Congress had voted to declare independence from Great Britain, more than a year after the outbreak of the American Revolutionary War. Adams wrote toIndependence Mall is a three-block section of Independence National Historical Park (INHP) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It lies directly north of Independencesigned the Declaration of Independence in 1776 at the Second Continental Congress, and the Constitution at the Philadelphia Convention of 1787. Several otherDeclaration of Independence, which announced that the thirteen American colonies then at war with Great Britain were no longer a part of the British EmpireNational Register of Historic Places in 1972. In 2003, it was added to the Philadelphia Register of Historic Places. Old City is home to the oldest continuallyof American independence, located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Once placed in the steeple of the Pennsylvania State House (now renamed IndependenceThe American Revolutionary War (1775–1783), also known as the American War of Independence, was an 18th-century war between Great Britain and its Thirteenin the American Revolution and location of the signing of the Declaration of Independence "The Cradle of Liberty" - derives from Philadelphia's role in



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