Home to the Second Continental Congress, Independence Hall was designated a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1979. Additionally, it was in Independence Hall that the Declaration of Independence was signed, thus giving it its name. While we openly support the Declaration today, the 57 signatories of the day could have been tried for treason for signing such a document. What's more, even printing the document could have gotten you tried for treason. Consequently, it is very peculiar that Mary Katherine Goddard--the only female owner and
operator of a printing house--not only printed the Declaration when all other printing houses had ceased to do so due to threats from the British but also her name and city of operation at the bottom of the document. It is thus said that Mary Katherine Goddard is the 58th unofficial signatory of the Declaration of Independence.
Once the Revolutionary War was won, the soldiers started to demand payment. When the Philadelphia soldiers demanded payment in 1983, Congress ignored them, claiming that it only has control of the army during a war. In times of peace, the state government was responsible for them. The state government in turn held that they were not responsible for payment as they were not the ones to promise payment, the federal government did. In the end, the Mutiny of 1983 ensued. Eighty soldiers left from Lancaster, PA to march on Independence Hall to demand payment. Along the way, they gathered other soldiers who shared their grievances. These soldiers with all of their guns surrounded Independence Hall and demanded payment. Alexander Hamilton managed to persuade the soldiers to let them go home and reconvene on the issue the next day. The delegates did not return, however, and the capital was eventually moved to the then-non-existent Washington, DC, with George Washington's help. The soldiers were eventually paid.