Liberty Bell


Liberty Bell
Liberty Bell, the
a bell, kept in Philadelphia, in the US state of Pennsylvania, which was rung on July 8th, 1776, during the American Revolutionary War to tell people of the Declaration of Independence from Britain. Because of this, the bell became a ↑symbol of liberty for the US. In 1846 it cracked when it was rung to celebrate the birthday of George ↑Washington, and it could not be repaired.

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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