Pennsylvania

Part of the Bread Basket Colonies

People

  • Slavery is prevelant
  • Safe haven for Quakers
  • Religious toleration
  • Mostly Middle class land owners along with other wealthy and rich land owners

Economy

  • Merchants and trade
  • Lumber
  • Mining
  • Farming
  • Cattle, sheep and pigs

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Climate

  • Mild climate
  • Hot and humid summers
  • Mild winters
  • Land contains iron ore

Slavery

  • William Penn and other colonists tolerated slavery while the Quakers and and the later coming German settlers acted against it
  • Indentured servants were very common on plantations and factories
  • Many high officials owned slaves including William Penn and Benjamin Franklin

You Won't Regret It!

Reasons for being founded


  • Founded by the English
  • Founded by William Penn and other Quakers on March 4, 1681
  • Religious freedom
  • Safe Haven for Quakers and other religious groups
  • Founded by a royal charter granted by King Charles ll
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Leading Industries

  • Mining
  • Lumber Industry
  • Farming
  • Merchantism