The Liberty Bell
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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.