The Quaker Province


Quakers were considered to be a radical type of protestants who believed that God offered salvation to all and placed an "inner light" inside everyone. The Quakers were hardworking, serious and moral. They also believed in non-violence or in anything that contributed towards it.
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Diversity and Prosperity

Our colony had the potential of having both religious tolerance and economic opportunity. Our founder was William Penn, who was a Quaker, and a son of the Kings leading supporter. In the early time of the settlement, our founder was given a charter in 1861. He sold some of his land to wealthy Quakers, who received government positions. William proposed a convincing self-government, freedom of religion, and reasonably priced land. The following year, our leader arrived in Philadelphia, also known as: " The City of Brotherly Love." Being occupied by 4,000 people, Penn had planned a growth of farming villages, and mapped houses a good distance from each other to prevent fires. Our leader even made relations with local Indians. Being a success, he created communities for us that spoke different languages, and/or practiced different religions. Due to this, Pennsylvania was known for rapid growth and prosperity. We began to live wherever we wanted and however we wanted as long as it meant more profit for us. New European immigrants were indentured servants who had to work in order to pay their ships captain for transportation. Years later, around 1700, the Pennsylvania Assembly had passed laws recognizing slavery; which later took root, and some questioned its morality.
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Research taken from Of the People