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Top Political Sites To See In Philadelphia’s Historic District

Philly is overflowing with centuries of political history

Having hosted numerous political conventions, including the 2016 Democratic National Convention, the 2000 Republican gathering and the 1948 conventions for all three parties (Democratic, Republican and Progressive), Philadelphia is used to being in the political spotlight.

It was here where disgruntled colonists created a new form of government, and today many of the places where those meetings, debates and activities took place still stand.

Here are a few iconic locations with deeply rooted connections to the American political process.

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Old City Hall

One of the first rulings on states’ rights was decided at Old City Hall in 1793 when the Supreme Court heard the case of Chisholm versus Georgia. At issue was whether they had jurisdiction over the state of Georgia and if “the people of the United States form a nation.” Ultimately, it was agreed that Georgia was subject to the jurisdiction of the U.S. Supreme Court.
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