Freedom In America
Some Assembly Required


BROADCAST DATE: TUESDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2006

Learn about our nation's firsts, as we make our first stop aboard the EFT Express in historical Philadelphia! Discover the sights 'The City of Brotherly Love' has to offer as we visit Independence Hall, the Liberty Bell, and many more prominent landmarks where pivotal events took place in the assembly of the good ol' U.S.A.!

Find out what struggles our forefathers encountered during the difficult process of drafting the Declaration of Independence and learn more about those responsible for writing this famous document. If you're lucky you may even see Benjamin Franklin! You'll also explore the story behind the Liberty Bell, which is an international symbol of freedom that, like our democracy, is fragile and imperfect, but still endures. Learn why it is considered an important U.S. artifact, and how it earned its celebrated crack.

On this field trip, students get the chance to see up close historical documents such as the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution, as well as access to thousands of other critical documents, photos, maps, and artifacts that have withstood the test of time. Students will also have entry to the entire Independence National Historical Park with 21 historical sites available for fascinating tours. Pile on the train and let the EFT Express take you there!

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