Several other key events occurred in Philadelphia during the Revolutionary War including the First Continental Congress, the preservation of the Liberty Bell, the Battle of Germantown, and the Siege of Fort Mifflin. The city grew from an influx of European immigrants, most of whom came from Ireland, Italy and Germany—the three largest reported ancestry groups in the city as of 2015 The city's population doubled from one million to two million people between 18.
Philadelphia was one of the nation's capitals during the revolution, and served as temporary U. The Philadelphia area's many universities and colleges make it a top study destination, as the city has evolved into an educational and economic hub.
MTV, the network behind Valerie's show, also confirmed her passing in a statement: 'We are saddened by the news of Valerie Fairman's passing.
THE RACES As in every presidential election year, the marquee race on the primary ballot is for the Oval Office. Tom Wolf's former chief-of-staff; Joe Sestak, a former congressman and three-star admiral; and manufacturer Joseph Vodvarka face off for the Democratic nomination. Pat Toomey, widely viewed as one of the most vulnerable GOP senators, in November.
Hillary Clinton Bernie Sanders John Kasich INQUIRER ENDORSEMENTS FOR PRIMARIES President (Democrat): Hillary Clinton"To paraphrase a Republican, Sanders may have 'the best words' in this contest, but Hillary Clinton is better prepared to lead her country." President (Republican): John Kasich"Kasich is better than Cruz or Trump.
Fitzpatrick could be more up to speed on local issues, having been absent from the district for several years, but family ties and frequent visits have kept him informed.
Her deep knowledge of policy is informed by homework, just as her pragmatism has been shaped by consistent opposition." President (Republican): John Kasich"Kasich is the grown-up at the table: In his second term as governor of Ohio, he's a former member of Congress who, during his nine-term career, served on the Armed Services Committee and the House Budget Committee.
Clockwise from top: Philadelphia skyline (2015); City Hall; Elfreth's Alley; paifang in Chinatown; Ben Franklin Bridge; SS United States at Port of Philadelphia; College Hall at Penn; Museum of Art; Liberty Bell and Independence Hall Philadelphia is the economic and cultural anchor of the Delaware Valley, located along the lower Delaware and Schuylkill Rivers, within the Northeast megalopolis.
The Delaware Valley's population of 7.2 million ranks it as the eighth-largest combined statistical area in the United States.
Philadelphia played an instrumental role in the American Revolution as a meeting place for the Founding Fathers of the United States, who signed the Declaration of Independence in 1776 at the Second Continental Congress, and the Constitution at the Philadelphia Convention of 1787. In the 19th century, Philadelphia became a major industrial center and a railroad hub.