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The Province of Pennsylvania, also known as the Pennsylvania Colony, was founded in English North America by William Penn on March 4, 1681 as dictated in a royal charter granted by King Charles II. The name Pennsylvania, which translates roughly as "Penn's Woods", was created by combining the Penn surname (in ...

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Check out this site for facts about the Pennsylvania Colony. Fact File of the Government, History, Geography and Religion of the Pennsylvania Colony. Fast facts about the Pennsylvania Colony.

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The Pennsylvania Colony was one of the 13 original colonies in America. These 13 colonies were divided into three regions which included the New England Colonies, the Middle Colonies, and the Southern Colonies. The Pennsylvania Colony was one of four Middle Colonies which also included the New York Colony, the ...

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Learn interesting Pennsylvania Colony Facts. Pennsylvania Colony was founded by William Penn and became the heart of the American Revolutionary War.

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One of the original 13 colonies, Pennsylvania was founded by William Penn as a haven for his fellow Quakers. Pennsylvania's capital, Philadelphia, was the site of the first and second Continental Congresses in 1774 and 1775, the latter of which produced the Declaration of Independence, sparking the American Revolution ...

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William Penn, a Quaker, established the Province of Pennsylvania as a haven for persecuted members of the Society of Friends. He called the colony the "Holy Experiment." Many English and Welsh Quakers responded to Penn's offers of sanctuary and land in the New World. They sailed to join the British, Dutch, Swedes, ...

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The King signed the Charter of Pennsylvania on March 4, 1681, and it was officially proclaimed on April 2. The King named the new colony in honor of William Penn's father. It was to include the land between the 39th and 42nd degrees of north latitude and from the Delaware River westward for five degrees of longitude.

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Major Industry: Agriculture (wheat, corn, cattle, dairy), Manufacturing (textiles, papermaking, shipbuilding). Major Cities: Philadelphia, Lancaster, York. Colony Named for: William Penn's father and sylvania, Latin for "forest". Became a State: December 12, 1787. More on Colonial Pennsylvania The Making of the 50 States : ...

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A small park with a statue to Printz commemorates the location. This marks the first permanent settlement by Europeans in Pennsylvania. In 1655, Dutch troops, under the command of Governor Peter Stuyvesant of New Amsterdam (New York ), took control of the Swedish colony and held it until the British Duke of York ...