Answers to Questions Kids Ask! - Where "Why?" Turns to "Wow!"
No one is really sure why Pennsylvania’s Liberty Bell is cracked, but most historians suspect that bad bell-making was to blame! In 1751, the newly formed government of Pennysylvania ordered a new bell to symbolize its belief in religious freedom. The bell cracked soon after its arrival from London. A pair of smithees (metal worker) quickly tried to repair it, but by 1846 it had developed a pretty severe crack. While the bell hasn’t been rung since, it has come to symbolize freedom of all types, including freedom from slavery.
Share this Question with Your Friends!
Share This Site
Word of the Daythrummy:
thrummy: shaggy or tufted.
Born on this dayAugust 24, 2016
1759 - William Wilberforce
1903 - Graham Sutherland
1932 - Cardinal Cormac Murphy O'Connor
1944 - Jim Brady
1948 - Jean Michel-Jarre
1953 - Sam Torrance
1958 - Steve Guttenburg
1961 - Mark 'Bedders' Bedford