Pennsylvania, Founded 1681 Emily Brown

William Penn was the founder of Pennsylvania in 1681.

Penn was the leader of the Quakers, known as a "Religious Society of Friends", he saw Pennsylvania as a "holy experiment".

William was born in England, October 14, 1644, but died years later on July 30, 1718.


The Pennsylvania Colony had mountains, a coastal plain, and plateau areas to Lake Erie lowlands. The Pennsylvania Colony also has mild climate with warm summers and mild winters that were suited to farming and agriculture. Since the Pennsylvania Colony had mild climate they colonists had a chance to fish, farm, and raise cattle.


The Pennsylvania Colony did not have a specific religion.

Pennsylvania gave religious freedom for Quakers, Catholics, Lutherans, Jews, and others.

The colony has a great relationships with the natives, such a good relationship that the natives game to live in the colony.


The Pennsylvania Colony and the rest of the Middle Colony exported agriculture products and natural resources but were also able to manufacture iron ore products such as plows, tools, kettles, locks, nails, and large blocks of iron which they exported to England.

Daily Life

In the Pennsylvania Colony poor girls were taught how to take care of the children and run the house.

Wealthy boys were tutored until they went to universities/colleges at the age of 14, but poor boys went to Dame School up to the age of 5 the went to Elementary or Grammar Schools until the age of 14.

Poor women sometimes had to farm, but mostly had to take care of children and run the house. Wealthy women usually had maids or servants to take care of children and the house, they never had to work they just had to support they're husbands. Poor men worked most of the time on farms, also welded and fished.

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