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The Liberty Bell: From Obscurity to Icon--
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By looking at The Liberty Bell: From Obscurity to Icon, students can more easily analyze the historical and cultural influences that shaped the symbolic meaning of the Liberty Bell. Those interested in learning more will find that the Internet offers a variety of materials.

Independence National Historical Park
Independence National Historical Park is a unit of the National Park System. The park's web page provides details on the park and visitation information. Independence NHP, located in Philadelphia, is comprised of historical buildings related to the creation of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the United States. Featured on the site is detailed information about each of the historic sites, including the Liberty Bell, as well as a history of what happened here during the making of a new nation.

The National Park Service
The National Park Service's Historical Themes in America features the Liberty Bell and Independence National Historical Park under Government: Constitution.

National Register of Historic Places: We Shall Overcome
To learn more about the Civil Rights Movement visit We Shall Overcome. This travel itinerary provides a detailed history of the movement and the national historic sites associated with civil rights.

Historic Places of America’s Diverse Culture
The National Register of Historic Places online itinerary Places Reflecting America’s Diverse Cultures highlights the historic places and stories of America’s diverse cultural heritage.  This itinerary seeks to share the contributions various peoples have made in creating American culture and history.

Library of Congress
Search the "American Memory" collection on the Library of Congress web page for further demonstrations of how the Liberty Bell was used as a symbol.

The Liberty Bell Virtual Museum
The Liberty Bell Virtual Museum is a private collection of Liberty Bell memorabilia, relics and souvenirs gathered by Dinah Hale. This collection, only available for viewing via the Internet, became a virtual museum to provide information about the Liberty Bell, its role in American history, and the use of the Liberty Bell's image for decoration and souvenirs.

The Liberty Bell Homepage
Created by USHISTORY.ORG, the Liberty Bell Homepage tells you everything you wanted to know about the Liberty Bell. Included on the site is a history of the bell, information about the crack, an essay on the bell as an American icon, and much more.

 

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