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Shows popular sites around Philadelphia, explains history of city as well

Shows popular sites around Philadelphia, explains history of city as well



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    • Philadelphia: The City of Brotherly Love “Ph” indicates that it comes from what language? Philo=love adelphos=brother
    • History of Philadelphia • It was founded in 1682 by William Penn. • The state name of “Pennsylvania” literally means “Penn’s woods.” (sylan=wooded) • During the American Revolutionary War, the Continental Congress met in Philadelphia. • Continental Congress=body of delegates from each of the 13 colonies that governed the U.S. during the American Revolution • Philadelphia served as the temporary capital of the United States from 1790-1800. (New York was the capital from 1785-1790.)
    • Philadelphia: Why is it important to American history? • Many important events of the American Revolution took place here. • The Declaration of Independence was signed here on July 4, 1776. • Hence the reason why Philadelphia’s basketball team is known as the “76ers.” • The Declaration of Independence was written by Thomas Jefferson. Jefferson later went on to be our third president. Interesting fact: Both he and John Adams (second president of the United States) died on July 4, 1826.
    • Independence Hall • It’s also where George Washington was appointed Commander in Chief of the Continental Army in 1775. • This was the meeting place of the Second Continental Congress. • Independence Hall is where the Declaration of Independence was signed. • The design of the American flag was agreed upon here in 1777. • The Constitution was drafted here in 1787.
    • Independence Hall
    • The Liberty Bell • When William Penn created Pennsylvania's government he allowed citizens to take part in making laws and gave them the right to choose the religion they wanted. • The colonists were proud of the freedom that Penn gave them. • In 1751, the Speaker of the Pennsylvania Assembly ordered a new bell for the State House. He asked that a Bible verse to be placed on the bell - quot;Proclaim LIBERTY throughout all the Land unto all the inhabitants thereofquot; (Leviticus 25:10). • As the official bell of the Pennsylvania State House (today called Independence Hall) it rang many times for public announcements.
    • The Liberty Bell The old State House bell was first called the quot;Liberty Bellquot; by a group trying to outlaw slavery. These abolitionists remembered the words on the bell and, in the 1830s, adopted it as a symbol of their cause.
    • Benjamin Franklin National Memorial • The Benjamin Franklin National Memorial, a 20’ statue of Ben Franklin, resides within the Franklin Institute.
    • Franklin Institute Science Museum
    • United States Mint • Making money at the U.S. Mint
    • Cobblestone Street in Elfreth’s Alley • Elfreth's Alley, the oldest, continuously occupied residential street in the United States, is one of the cobblestone streets in Philadelphia's historic district. The quaint streets and historical residential buildings have been preserved close to what they looked like in Colonial times when radical thinkers like Benjamin Franklin strolled the streets
    • More Cobblestone Streets
    • Philadelphia Museum of Art Famous for its many stairs, this museum was featured in the movie Rocky.
    • Sylvester Stalone as “Rocky” -Victorious after climbing the stairs at the Philadelphia Museum of Art