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A Note for Freedom reverberating through the centuries

On June 7, 1753, a bell was hung in the tower of the Pennsylvania State House.
It has meant a great deal to many people throughout its two and a half centuries of life. Several groups have used it as a symbol of their causes.

Become an expert on this melodious artifact.

Collect at least twenty facts. (Collect more if you are up to the challenge!)

Make a multimedia presentation about this bell and its rich history.

Conclude by answering:

How has this bell's symbolism reverberated through the centuries?


Bells are rung for many reasons. List as many reasons as you can identify.

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posted 8/2007 by Cynthia J. O'Hora, UTD 3/2020

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