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Pennsylvania Colony

Pennsylvania From 1600-1700
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Taylor Michl

on 12 October 2010

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Charter Date; 1681 Pennsylvania The colony of Pennsyvania was founded by William Penn. Pennsylvania's charter date was 1681. Some crops in Pennsylvania include:
Mushrooms
Winterwheat
Buckwheat
Apples
Cherries
Peaches
Grapes
Corn
Squash Pennsylvania is William Penn's "holy Experiment." He created this colony so those who have been hunted and treated poorly can have a refuge, or a safe place. The benefits Of moving to Pennsylvania according to William Penn include the following:
It is 600 miles nearer to the sun than England
In Pennsylvania, there's lots of wildlife and rich farmland
One can rent/purchase land for little cost The religion of the beautiful colony of Pennsylvania is Quaker. Quakers are very welcoming, caring people. In fact, the official name of the Quaker religion is the "society of friends." The word "Pennsylvania" can by defined using two simple words: freedom & equality. Pennsylvania is very rich in natural resources, their main resources being steel, coal, limestone, clay, oil, natural gas and water. Pennsylvanians care DEEPLY about their public education system. History: Establishment (1681) to 1776:

1681 - Pennsylvania was just starting out and there were only 600 Europeans living there. Also, it was still owned by the Penn family, which made it a Proprietorship. In addition, Pennsylvania's first Conservation Law was created; for every 5 acres of land cleared, 1 acre of forest shall be preserved.

1690 - The Colonies' first paper mill was established in Philadelphia, which sparked the first wave of industry. Pennsylvanians also used water power at this time.

1698 - The first public school in the Colonies was established in Philadelphia.

1718 - The people of Pennsylvania suffered a tragic loss in 1718; William Penn died.

1728 - The study of plants started to get serious because of the first botanical garden, which was built in Philadelphia.

1731 - The Philadelphia Library, the first public institute of its kind, was built. This ledgendary library promoted general education for Pennsyvania's people.

1739 - Benjamin Franklin and others petitioned against the Pennsylvania Assembly because they wanted to stop the dumping of waste.

1749 - Philadelphia became the leader for scientific exploration in the Colonies - the first institute fully focused on the pursuit of science was established in Philadelphia by Benjamin Franklin.

1776 - The colony of Pennsylvania officially became Commonwealth. Also, Schuylkill Valley (located in Pennsylvania) became the heart of the American iron industry and Philadelphia had much governmental power in the Colonies. Lastly, by the time 1776 rolled around, there were 240,000 Europeans living in Pennsylvania. Most people who come to the Pennsylvania Colony come to make a living at farming. In fact, 90% of Pennsylvanians are somehow engaged in agriculture. The climate in Pennsylvania varies a lot. Usually the temperature is mild with quite a bit of rainfall which makes certain that crops won't die of thirst!!! There are two major cities in Pennsylvania: Pittsburg and Philadelphia. Pennsylvanians had a very strong and peaceful relationship with the Native Americans. The Native Americans were not used as slaves. People in Pennsylvania come from a variety of places, Germany being the most popular. There are also Irish people, Italians, Englanders and African-Americans in Pennsylvania. The Pennsylvania colony has very rich soil and fine river systems. Mr. Penn believed that this great colony of his wouldn't last unless everyone living there had absolute confidence in the government. William Penn simply wanted everyone to live in harmony. William Penn very generously allowed the people of his colony to elect representatives themselves - the colonists very much enjoyed the fact that they were a self-governing colony. Pennsylvania has a very beautiful landscape, especially when it comes to its forest land. In Pennsylvania there are both soft & hardwood trees. In addition, this colony's soil is EXTREMELY rich & fertile. There are a lot of hills, valleys, lakes, and rivers there too. Pennsylvania's gorgeous landscape and fertility has attracted many, many people just like you. Wildlife plays a large role in Pennsylvanians' everyday lives. For all you hunters and animal-lovers out there, moving to PA would suit your wants and needs quite well. Some of the economic activities in Pennsylvania were trading (usually with the Native Americans), farming and shipping. The occupations in the Pennsylvania colony included locksmiths, shoemakers, carpenters, linen weavers, tailors, doctors, teachers, clergy men, lawyers, people who worked in the industrial or agriculture fields, and many more. Because there is such a wide variety of occupational opportunities in Pennsylvania, you'd surely be able to find a job that suits your personality and highlights your special talents if you were to move there.
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