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Education in colonial Pennsylvania did not have a common system such as in New England, and was more focused on practical education. The first public school in the American Colonies was founded by the Quakers in Philadel... More »

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In general the New England colonies were strongly Puritan and valued the education of children. Although Rhode Island practiced religious tolerance, they were no different in this regard. Children learned to read using t... More »

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Colonists were educated through different methods between the upper and lower classes, with upper-class children receiving education in literacy, mathematics and prayer, and lower-class children ending up in apprenticesh... More »

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The colony of Pennsylvania was founded in 1682 by William Penn. By 1700, Pennsylvania was the third-richest colony in the New World as well as the third-largest colony. More »

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Wheat and corn farming were very prosperous in colonial Pennsylvania, according to historian Rickie Lazzerini. Rye, hemp and flax were also grown. Pennsylvania's abundant natural resources also helped fuel iron productio... More »

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The General Assembly first authorized a state flag of Pennsylvania in the year 1799, and standardized the flag in 1907. The standardization stipulates that the blue background match the hue of the blue in the U.S. flag. ... More »

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Highlights of Pennsylvania's history include its founding as a colony and its fight against the U.S. Declaration of Independence in 1776. Others include its admittance into the United States after ratifying the U.S. Cons... More »

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