After the American Revolutionary War on December 12, 1787, Pennsylvania became the second state to ratify the U.S. Constitution. It was in Philadelphia where the Declaration of Independence, the U.S. Constitution, and the Gettysburg Address were written. It was also the home of some very important early thinkers and some of our Founding Fathers such as George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, and Thomas Paine.
- Origin: Made in America
- Measures 3.25 inches L x 2.5 inches H
More about the ornament
The capital of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, was founded in 1682 and was known as the “City of Brotherly Love”. Philadelphia played a very important role during the 18th century. It was where both the first and second Continental Congress, a body of representatives from each of the thirteen British colonies, had met in 1774 and 1775. These important meetings would be where eventually the Declaration of Independence would be produced igniting the American Revolution.
About the 50 State Heritage Collection
Each of our 50 states have a unique history that we have set out to celebrate with this collection. Each ornament features memorable historical events and fun features that tell a little bit about the state. These ornaments will be released periodically in the order in which the state became part of the United States of America. We hope you'll enjoy these as much as we have enjoyed designing them!