Pennsylvania Colony

was founded in 1682 by William Penn and other colonists.

General Information:

  • Pennsylvania was first colonized by Swedish and Dutch settlers in the 17th century.
  • This colony was one of the original 13 colonies located on the Atlantic coast of North America.
  • Major Industries: Agriculture and Manufacturing
  • In 1750's- exceptionally prosperous farming area had developed in southeastern Pennsylvania. Wheat and corn were the leading crops, though rye, hemp, and flax were also important.
  • Pennsylvania Colony used the natural resources and raw materials available to develop trade in corn and wheat and livestock including beef and pork

Why people wanted to settle there...

  1. Large peice land
  2. William Penns goal was to make a colony with freedom of religion.
  3. He set up a body of very liberal laws and made it easy for just about anybody to settle there.
  4. Everyone was treated fairly
  5. William Penn helped Pennsylvania have a better life and have peace in the colony

Important People that helped the Success of the colony: