Pennsylvania

And the city of "Brotherly Love" that yielded way to slavery

The Early Days of Development and Freedom

An Orderly plan

As William Penn looked on into the land that would be named after himself, he imagined a logical way of benefiting the people, as well as keeping everyone safe. Houses, farms, and buildings would be built around waterways, with enough space to block the danger of fire.
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An account from a man who witnessed the early stages of this land

I saw for myself the depths of difficulty that William Penn faced as he was still in England. He wanted to worship without being oppressed by the government and certain doctrines of the English Church. I, along with a few other highly regarded men, was offered to buy land from Mr. Penn. Each of us that bought land also received seats in the government. The economy first established was formed to bring most benefit to the wealthier of the merchants, but there was no oppression on the basis of religion for settlers that decided to come to this land. We sold land at relatively affordable prices. Space and the freedom of comfort were provided to those who moved in. However, there became multiple groups of people, each of whom lived as they thought best for themselves, this did not bring much benefit to Mr. Penn’s plan for hierarchy within the land. Many of the settlers in our land disagreed with the notion of slavery; however, the pressures of the outer colonies and nations later brought us to pass laws which allowed slavery to exist in our land.

By: Max Zradovskyy, References