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Quaker's Religious Dominates, Yet Religious Freedom is Diversed

The Pennsylvania Colony was diverse in religious freedom for other beliefs, even though it was dominated by the Quaker's religious beliefs and values. William Penn, the founder, had received a charter of liberties for the settlement he wanted to make in the New World. King Charles II had granted Penn a large area west and south of New Jersey, all because he had a large loan with Penn's father. Penn guaranteed free and fair trial by jury, freedom of religion, freedom from unjust imprisonment, and free elections. Penn marketed the colony throughout Europe in various language bringing in many settlers from different colonies, for their religious freedom. However, Pennsylvania's rapid growth and diversity never returned a profit for Penn and his family.

Living the Life

Unlike other colonies, the daily life in Pennsylvania great and peaceful. It is populated with self-contained communities who are living a wealthy or normal lives. Each community speaking in their own language and practicing other religion. There was a rapid growth in population and in prosperity, meaning people lived where they wanted and how they wanted. We were pursuing in the economic activities that were the most profitable to us. Farming, the industry, trading, and learning was how we characterized the colonial Pennsylvania. Farming was abundant in our time, wheat and corn were at the top of abundance, following rye, hemp, and flax. In the industry, we had an abundance of natural resources that helped fuel the industries. In trading, we noticed that saw and gristmills were using the power of numerous streams, thus facilitating trade. Philadelphia became the center for foreign trade in the colonies. Also, iron production, gun manufacturing, and papermaking became part of the industrial economy. The liberal nature of the city become a center for learning giving rise to a university, The University of Pennsylvania, the only one of its kind during this period. Many intellectuals, such as Benjamin Franklin, John Rittenhouse, John Bartram and Benjamin West, attended here.

Research was taken from Of the People and