The Book of the Pageant: Philadelphia, October 9th, 1908 (Classic Reprint) by Ellis Paxson OberholtzerThe Book of the Pageant: Philadelphia, October 9th, 1908 (Classic Reprint) by Ellis Paxson Oberholtzer

The Book of the Pageant: Philadelphia, October 9th, 1908 (Classic Reprint)

byEllis Paxson Oberholtzer

Paperback | October 5, 2018

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Excerpt from The Book of the Pageant: Philadelphia, October 9th, 1908

In this historical pageant, the first to be organized and given in this country, a large field was afforded to the historians and artists who have so devotedly worked to make the representation a success. N 0 city in the United States can supply so many episodes of picturesque importance. Founded by Penn under a form of government which was apostrophized by Voltaire and all the liberal philosophers of the eighteenth century as an example to the world in mercy, justice and liberty, Philadelphia and Penn sylvania have a unique place in the history of the world. The good and interesting Quaker pe0p1e have given a great deal to America and an attempt has been made to commemorate this service. The other national elements which had a part in the early development of the city and the commonwealth - the Dutch, Swedish, Welsh, German and Scotch - have not been neglected and Franklin's part in stamping his character upon the community later in the colonial period introduces to view one of the great figures of the world.

During the Revolution Philadelphia was the meeting ground for all the colonies. Until the end of the century the city was the capital of the United States. Here Congress assembled. Here Washington, Franklin, Robert Morris, Alexander Hamilton, Thomas Jefferson, Patrick Henry, John Adams and the rest lived and wrought in the service of a nation which has grown great and populous beyond the expectations of them all. Here on this ground the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the United States were framed, debated and adopted. Hither came ambassadors of foreign powers and through our streets tramped the British, French and Continental armies during the war that established the freedom of the American states.

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Title:The Book of the Pageant: Philadelphia, October 9th, 1908 (Classic Reprint)Format:PaperbackDimensions:62 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.13 inPublished:October 5, 2018Publisher:FB&C LtdLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1331333695

ISBN - 13:9781331333692

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