Pennsylvania Colony

Founded Wiliam Penn in 1682

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Why come to our colony?

Religious Freedom: we have the ability to express and practice our religion of choice (Quakers, Catholics, Lutherans, Jews, etc.)

Farming opportunities: we are known as the "breadbasket colony," due to our abundance of crops, especially wheat

Job opportunities: besides owning or working on a farm, many manufacturers are hiring to assist in the production of iron products (plows, tools, kettles, locks and nails)

Other Facts

Reason of fouding: religious freedom for Quakers

Capital: Philadelphia

Location: Middle colony

Other major towns: Lancaster, York

Natural Resources: good farmland, timber, furs & coal

Economy and Trade: exports agricultural products and natural resources