The American Revolution started.
The Continental Congress declared independence from England.
The Continental Congress approved the wording of the Declaration of Independence.
The Continental Congress signed the Declaration of Independence.
The American Revolution
The War of 1812
The Civil War
The Spanish-American War
1789, the year the Constitution was adopted
1801, by Thomas Jefferson’s executive order
1861, to have a reason to celebrate during the Civil War
1870, when Congress got around to it
July 4, 1777
July 4, 1782
July 4, 1789
July 4, 1876
Boston Tea Party
Battle of Lexington
Battle of Ticonderoga
Battle of Bunker Hill
Ulysses S. Grant
Nathan Bedford Forrest
Robert E. Lee
William Tecumseh Sherman
As a nation we rise, in defense of what’s right.
On the shore dimly seen, through the mists of the deep.
And where is that band who so vauntingly swore.
Oh thus be it ever, when freemen shall stand
It was rung to announce the signing of the Declaration
It was rung to announce the ratification of the Constitution
It was rung to announce the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation
It says liberty on the bell