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Transcript of Pennsylvania Facts
By: Elizabeth Mann and Zander Kennedy
King Charles II of England specified in the charter given to William Penn that the name should be Pennsylvania. This is a combination of the Latin word 'Sylvania' meaning woodland together with Penn. Pennsylvania was founded in 1682.
When was Pennsylvania founded and by who?
The original 13 colonies were divided into three geographical areas consisting of the New England, the Middle and the Southern colonies. Pennsylvania is part of the Middle colonies.
Is Pennsylvania Part of the New England, Middle, or Southern colonies?
Pennsylvania didn't really have a religion. That gave lots of religious people freedom. Economics and Trade. Exported products and natural resources able to manufacture iron ore products such as plows, tools, kettles, locks, nails and large blocks of iron which they exported to England.
Pennsylvania's economy and Religion
The geography was mountains, coastal plain and plateau areas to Erie lowlands. The general geography was of the Middle Colonies had a mix of the New England and Southern features but had fertile soil and land that was suited for farming.
What was the Geography of Pennsylvania?
What is Unique About Pennsylvania?
Did you know that Pennsylvania's original name was the Province of Pennsylvania? Later it became just Pennsylvania.
What Crops Does Pennsylvania Grow?
Pennsylvania was often referred to as a breadbasket colony because it grew so many crops, especially wheat. The wheat was ground into flour in flour mills then shipped to England.
Why Would You Want to Come to Pennsylvania?
Pennsylvania became a state on December 12, 1787.
You would want to go to Pennsylvania because in Pennsylvania if you were a Quaker, Catholic, Lutheran, Jew or others you had religious freedom.