Pay a visit to Pennsylvania

Mariana Matias

Background Information

  • Beginning: Founded by William Penn in 1682, Pennsylvania was created as an refuge for Quakers who faced religious persecution in England.
  • Location: Middle colony; 45,000 square miles of land west of the Delaware River
  • Attractions for colonists: fertile soil and religious toleration
  • Trade: corn, wheat, livestock (beef and pork), iron ore, lumber, coal, bricks, beer, wine, textiles, rope, furs, shipbuilding
  • Fact: 3rd largest and WEALTHIEST colony of the New World (1700)
  • Fact: 2nd state to ratify the U.S. Constitution
  • Government: representative assembly consisting of elected landowners
  • Religion: Freedom of worship and religion is granted to all inhabitants.
  • Famous Residents: Benjamin Franklin (patriot and inventor), Daniel Boone (frontiersman), Robert Fulton (inventor) and Mary Cassatt (painter).

The First Continental Congress

Wednesday, Jan. 5th 1774 at 8am to Wednesday, Oct. 26th 1774 at 11pm

320 Chestnut Street

Philadelphia, PA

Please send delegates from your colony! (Georgia- we know that you are reluctant, but please try to send someone). With this congregation, we will show Great Britain that we are an authority that cannot be mistreated!

Second Continental Congress

Friday, May 5th 1775 at 8am

Philadelphia, PA, United States

Philadelphia, PA

This is a convention for delegates from all thirteen colonies to discuss the American Revolutionary War against Great Britain. Don't miss this! We will be creating the Continental Army, developing war strategies and writing the Declaration of Independence.

Battle of Gettysburg

Wednesday, July 1st 1863 at 7am to Friday, July 3rd 1863 at 11pm

Gettysburg, PA, United States

Gettysburg, PA

The most important and decisive battle of the Civil War, the Battle of Gettysburg was a conflict between the Confederate Army led by Robert E. Lee and the Union Army led by George G. Meade. Due to thousands of casualties, Lee was forced to retreat his forces to Virginia on July 4, 1863.

Gettysburg Address

Thursday, Nov. 19th 1863 at 1pm

Soldiers’ National Cemetery

Gettysburg, PA

President Abraham Lincoln will be giving a speech about human equality and the need to protect the ideal form of the Union created in 1776 of the thirteen colonies.

What Are You Waiting For?

With its rich culture and beautiful landscapes, Pennsylvania should definitely be at the top of your bucket list. Why waste another second sitting at home when you could witness the historical luxuries of this state?