Pennsyl¬¬¬¬¬vania has so much exciting history which is part of the reason I chose this state.
This most famous and most important Civil War Battle occurred over three hot summer days, July 1 to July 3, 1863, around the small market town of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. It began as a skirmish but by its end involved 160,000 Americans. Another amazing fact of Gettysburg is that Abraham Lincoln gave one of the most famous speeches ever there, it was called the Gettysburg Address. It was delivered by Lincoln during the American Civil War, on the afternoon of Thursday, November 19, 1863, at the dedication of the Soldiers' National Cemetery in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.
One famous person is Betsy Ross. Ross created the first official American flag. Research conducted by the Smithsonian National Museum of America History notes that the story of Betsy Ross making the first American flag for George Washington is true.
The Liberty Bell is the most important historic fact for me. Lots of people wondered how it was cracked. The truth is it was rung on George Washington’s so hard it broke. The Liberty Bell is an iconic symbol of American independence, located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Formerly placed in the steeple of the Pennsylvania State House.
Pennsylvania, the birthplace of our nation, was settled in 1643. It is a state full of rolling hills, lush forests and millions of acres of farmland. Home to the major metropolitan cities of Pittsburgh and Philadelphia as well as the state capital of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania still has many counties which are decidedly rural and pristine
There is no difference between a commonwealth and a state in the U.S. To 17th-century writers the term "commonwealth" meant an organized political community. What we today call a "state." Officially Pennsylvania is a commonwealth. When Pennsylvania became part of the United States, they merely took the old form of state in their title.
One of my favorite places is Hershey Pennsylvania....