Pennsylvania

The Rising of the Pennsylvania Empire

The "City of brotherly love"

The name came from the combined of the Greek words for love (phileo) and brother (adelphos), setting up the enduring civic nickname: the City of Brotherly Love.

I remember the time that Pennsylvania got it name. William Penn, a Quaker and the son of the Admiral Sir William Penn. His father is one of the King Charles II's leading supporters. King Charles have a lot of political debts and had give up some of the North America. King Charles II owed money from Penn father. So King Charles signed the Charter to Penn in 1681. Penn named his colony Pennsylvania and gave his colony a nickname, "city of brotherly love" that came from Greek. He had vision planned out for his colony. He offers self-government, freedom of religion and a descent price of lands. Penn was known as having a good relationship with the local Indians. Later on his policies started to draw attention to many of the Europeans. Before you know it, I saw Pennsylvania population expand before my eyes: many European immigration, the different languages spoken and different religions. The people was living freely and the price are reasonable. Pennsylvania passed a laws that introducing slavery in 1700, but everyone did not agreed. Many question the morality of slavery, but it would help shape early America.




Research Taken from Of the People and http://www.pacapitol.com/VC/visitor_info/pa_history/II.htm