Pennsylvania: founded in 1681 By Jace Courtney

Pennsylvania was founded by William Penn in 1662.

Pennsylvania became a state in 1787.

He guaranteed free and fair trial by jury, freedom of religion, freedom from unjust imprisonment and free elections in Pennsylvania.

In Pennsylvania hard work in the farming, forestry or mineral mining industries filled most days in the colony.

The land he received was rich with natural resources including two river valleys, extensive forests and a large portion of the Appalachian Mountains.

The lack of slaves in the colony meant everyone had to work hard on a daily basis while the children received an education in the colony schools.

William Penn believed that every person had an right to worship God they thought fit

The Pennsylvania colony was originally meant to be a Holy Experiment

There was no primary religious group that dominated in colonial Pennsylvania.

The colony of Pennsylvania had a mild climate with coastal plains, plateaus and mountains.

Much of the land was suited for farming.

The climate and geography of colonial Pennsylvania was similar to that of the current state of Pennsylvania.

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