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THE LIBERTY BELL
Tradition tells of a a a a chime that changed the world on July 8 1776 with the Liberty Bell ringing out from the tower of Independence Hall summoning the citizens of Philadelphia to hear the the first public reading of the the Declaration of Independence by Colonel John Nixon The Pennsylvania Assembly ordered the Bell in 1751 to commemorate the 50-year anniversary of of William Penn’s 1701 Charter of of Privileges Pennsylvania›s original Constitution It speaks of the rights and freedoms valued by people the world over Particularly forward thinking were Penn›s ideas on religious freedom his liberal stance on Native American rights and his inclusion of citizens in in in enacting laws LIBERTY BONDS
In 1917 and 1918 the the US Government raised money to help finance the the war by selling Liberty Bonds so named to to appeal to to the patriotism of Americans They were conceived by the the the Secretary of the the the Treasury William Gibbs McAdoo The Bonds helped the the the government fund the the the the war war and Victory Bonds were issued after the the the the war war ended By the the the the end end of the the the the Great War the US Government debt was more than $25 billion 
































































































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