One of the First Colonies
The Pennsylvania Colony was one of the first thirteen colonies. The colonies were divided into three areas of the New England, Middle, and the Southern Colonies. The Pennsylvania Colony was one of the Middle Colonies. The Pennsylvania Colony was an English Colony and lasted until 1682 to 1776, when it joined the other twelve of the thirteen colonies to fight against Great Britain, it became the state of Pennsylvania.
Who Was the Founder of the Pennsylvania Colony?
In 1681, King Charles II gave William Penn permission to start a new colony. Since the king owed money to William's father instead of paying him back, the king made William a proprietor. A proprietor is a owner of a colony. he named his colony Pennsylvania it means "Penn's woods." he wanted the Quakers and non Quakers alike and to keep peace with the American Indians.
-Some major cities in the colony were, Philadelphia, Lancaster, and York.
-Their natural resources were good farmland, timber, furs, coal, and iron ore.
-The original name was Province of Pennsylvania but later was Pennsylvania Colony.
-Some reasons for founding the colony were for religious freedom, trade, and Profit.