Visit Pennsylvania !

Emma Anderson/Mrs.Perkins/US History AB


Pennsylvania was originally inhabited by Indian tribes. An English Captain, John Smith, visited Indians in Pennsylvania (the Susquehannock). He visited in 1608. The first permanent settlement, however, was not until a statue was put up for Johan Printz, in a small park by the Europeans. Pennsylvania is located in the North; it is part of the Middle Colonies--a perfect place to buy land ! Some of Pennsylvania's neighbors include: New Jersey, Delaware, New York, West Virginia, and Maryland. There are trails that can take you: near the water, to the Appalachian Plateau, and the Appalachian Mountains. Pennsylvania is known for having some of the most rapid growth in all 13 colonies. Some of the activities that are done include barn raising, horse racing, and cockfighting. People in Pennsylvania are able to get an education; Benjamin Franklin is working to improve ways of life here too ! Some other exports of our colony include wheat, corn, apples, along with many other resources.


William Penn set up Pennsylvania after King James II granted a charter to create this colony in the Middle Colonies. In this colony, the people make their own decisions, because it is a proprietary colony. Unlike the royal colonies, Pennsylvania has independence from the King. A General Assembly was set up; some of the rights of the people include: freedom of speech, religion, and the right to a fair trial by a jury. The Quakers are the original settlers here. Some people and cultures that are here include: Germans, Dutch, French, Scot-Irish, and even more. Our colony places peace and not war at the top of our agenda !

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