Why is the Liberty Bell famous
Although the Liberty Bell or the Independence Bell is in the State House of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, it is a representative of justice and of course, Liberty within the whole of the United States of America. The Liberty Bell was not always known by this name, at one time it was known as the “Old Yankee’s Bell”. Completed and shipped to Pennsylvania in 1752, the Liberty Bell was made originally by the English, in the Whitechapel Bell Foundry. The two thousand pound bell with its huge twelve feet circumference disappointed the government immensely in March, 1753 as it cracked in public as soon as they began testing it. After the bell was remade by John Stow and John Dock pass, in June, it finally came to hang without any problem in the steeple of the State House as it was intended.
Each time the Liberty Bell had been rung since that time, it has been to declare some sort of a national event. The first official ring of the bell announced that the Continental Congress have come into existence in the year 1774. Within a span of only a year, in 1775, the Liberty Bell was again rung when the battles broke out in Lexington and Concord. The Liberty Bell along with all the rest of the bells in Philadelphia was shifted briefly to Bethlehem in 1777 to prevent the British from utilizing the metal from the bells to make canons when they invaded Philadelphia. The Liberty Bell, along with the rest of the bells returned to Philadelphia again in 1778.
The Liberty Bell cracked yet again in 1835, when it was rung to honor John Marshall’s death. Even though the government tried to repair the crack in 1846, the attempt was not successful and later that year, the bell cracked up beyond repair, finally silencing the Liberty Bell from that time onwards. The Liberty Bell represents not only the spirit of American liberty, but it also reminds us still today about the American Revolutionary war, and that is the main reason why it is one of the most famous piece of American history.