Independence Hall: Facts & History


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How long did it take to build Independence Hall?

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1. What happened the first time the Liberty Bell rang at Independence Hall?

2. What document, which announced America's intent to break free from England, was signed at Independence Hall?

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About this Quiz & Worksheet

From the signing of the Declaration of Independence to the unveiling of the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall has been home to some of the most important and colorful moments in American history. This quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your knowledge on the history and significance of this building that is a key piece of America's heritage.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • The construction of Independence Hall
  • The role Independence Hall played in history
  • The saga of the Liberty Bell
  • 19th century uses of Independence Hall
  • The original purpose of Independence Hall

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet lets students practice the following skills:

  • Information recall - access information on the history of Independence Hall
  • Knowledge application - use your understanding of the events that occurred at Independence Hall to answer questions about its historical value
  • Making connections - use your understanding of the history of Independence Hall to explain why the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, UNESCO, selected the building as a world heritage site

Additional Learning

To learn more, review the accompanying lesson on the history of Independence Hall. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Understand the background of Independence Hall
  • Explain Independence Hall's connection with key American artifacts
  • Explain the name, Independence Hall
  • List the key documents that were debated and signed at Independence Hall
  • Understand Independence Hall's value as a symbol of democracy