Located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania the Liberty Bell was previously called the "statehouse bell". It is an iconic symbol of the American independence. The Liberty Bell rang from the tower of Independence Hall summoning the citizens of Philadelphia to hear the first public reading of the Declaration of Independence. The Liberty Bell gained iconic importance when abolitionist, in their efforts to put an end to slavery throughout America, adopted it as a symbol. There is great disagreement about when the first crack appeared in the Bell. The bell became unringable in 1846. On every 4th of July children, who are descendents of the Declaration of Independence signers, symbolically tap the Liberty Bell 13 times in honor of the patriots from the original 13 states.

The Liberty Bell Bens Guide for Kids

A video about the abolitionist movement and the Liberty Bell

The complete history of the Liberty Bell

Lesson plans for teachers the Liberty Bell K-2nd

Superfine K-12 lesson plans about the Liberty Bell

Silly games about the Liberty Bell

Early American games about the Liberty Bell

Revolutionary War

Patriotic Symbols Games

American History Games

Daily Life in the Colonies

Mem's Scrapbook

What is it? Everyday items

Interactive History - Colonial House

Wonderful website: 13 colonies government

Fundamental Orders of Connecticut 1639

Virginia House of Burgesses

Vocabulary Matching

Colonial Government

Emergence of Colonial Government

Colonial Occupations

Pilgrims & Puritans

Colonial Religion

Life in Colonial America

13 Colonies - Government,
New England, Middle, Southern