Shatter Traditional Thought
Independence Hall, located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is one of the most significant buildings in American history. It was built between 1732 and 1756 to serve as the Pennsylvania State House, the seat of government for the Province of Pennsylvania.
During the American Revolution, Independence Hall became the site of many pivotal events, including the drafting and signing of the Declaration of Independence in 1776 and the adoption of the United States Constitution in 1787.
The building also served as the temporary home of the Continental Congress, which governed the colonies during the war. It was also the site of the Second Continental Congress, where George Washington was appointed commander-in-chief of the Continental Army.
After the war, Independence Hall continued to play an important role in American history. It served as the home of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania and hosted many important speeches and ceremonies, including the funeral of Benjamin Franklin in 1790.
In recognition of its historical significance, Independence Hall was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1979. Today, it is a popular tourist destination and serves as a symbol of American independence and democracy.