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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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The Resume

    (1681- )
    Chartered by William Penn (1701)
    Location of the first continental Congress meeting (1775)
    US Declaration of Independence adopted and read to the people in Philadelphia (1776)
    Captured by the British (1777)
    Recaptured by the Americans (1778)
    Bank of North America opened (1783)
    US Capital (1790-1800)
    Played a crucial role during the Civil War
    Grew during the Industrial Revolution
    Site of the first US World's Fair (1876)
    Lost a large number of residents in the 1950s
    Major nicknames are 'City of Brotherly Love' and 'Nation's Birthplace'
    Attractions include the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall and numerous museums, parks and streets

Why Philadelphia, Pennsylvania might be annoying:

    Due to unplanned development, the streets are sometimes congested.
    The Eastern State Penitentiary is located there.
    It suffered five yellow fever epidemics in 27 years (1793-1820).
    It was the scene of fierce gun battles between police and inner city thugs in the 1970s.
    The city's political and economic importance has declined substantially since the 1800's.

Why Philadelphia, Pennsylvania might not be annoying:

    It is consistently rated one of the best US cities to live in.
    It is the home of the University of Pennsylvania.
    There is room for both urbanization and greenery.
    Its metropolitan area is huge and extends into Delaware and New Jersey
    It produced equipment and weapons for the military.
    One of the US Mint buildings is located there.
    It is one of a handful of cities to serve as the US capital.
    The first American printing press, public library, hospital, stock exchange, commercial bank and paved turnpike were built in Philadelphia.
    Benjamin Franklin is buried there.

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Year In Review:

    In 2021, Out of 153 Votes: 45.75% Annoying
    In 2020, Out of 99 Votes: 53.54% Annoying
    In 2019, Out of 54 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 208 Votes: 59.13% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 87 Votes: 67.82% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 34 Votes: 91.18% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 56 Votes: 51.79% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 36 Votes: 63.89% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 79 Votes: 56.96% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 34 Votes: 76.47% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 23 Votes: 34.78% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 34 Votes: 47.06% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 152 Votes: 63.82% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 58 Votes: 60.34% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 136 Votes: 47.79% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 218 Votes: 41.28% Annoying
    In 2005, Out of 354 Votes: 48.02% Annoying
    In 2004, Out of 725 Votes: 46.76% Annoying
    In 2003, Out of 123 Votes: 26.02% Annoying