Since the building’s completion in 1753, Independence Hall in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania has been the site of numerous important meetings.
Questions and Answers
Question: Why was Philadelphia chosen as the place for the Second Continental Congress?
Answer: Philadelphia’s founder William Penn had a strong religious vision for the city. The city’s name comes from Greek words meaning brotherly love. The city had a strong history of dynamic leaders such as Benjamin Franklin.
It made sense that the Founding Fathers would meet here. It was also a geographically convenient location between New England and the southern colonies.
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