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In St. Paul's Church 1848 , 1948 - The picture shows the delegates of the Frankfurt Parliament in St. Paul’s Church (1848). The deputies had been elected during the German-Austrian March Revolution in order to achieve the demanded changes. In front of the speaker’s desk the first president of the Parliament is depicted: Heinrich von Gagern (1799-1880). He’s in deep conversation with a further delegate. Among the visitors in the loge on the right side of the dais you can also see women. The 812 delegates of the Frankfurt Parliament created a new German government, developed and passed a catalogue of fundamental rights. With this first democratic all-German Parliament also the first parliamentary groups were established.
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The United States of America declare their independence from the British Empire (1776) Philadelphia, - On 4th of July 1776 the Continental Congress of the 13 American colonies declared their independence from the British Empire and thus declared the United States of America as a sovereign state. On the picture you can see Thomas Jefferson the main author of the formal declaration, probably holding this document in his hands. The scene took place in the Pennsylvania State House (today Independence Hall) of Philadelphia where the declaration was adapted. You can see further representatives of the 13 States and on the left side of the picture is depicted the American star spangled banner, although the first version of the “Stars and Stripes” is dated to the year 1777. The 13 red and white stripes of the flag symbolize these 13 founding States of the US.
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