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 »

Life in colonial Rhode Island involved working in manufacturing, ship building and the brewing and exportation of rum. A network of factors, such as class, wealth and religion, dictated one's day-to-day activities. More »

William Penn started the colony of Pennsylvania as a British colony in North America. Penn influenced the fledgling principles of democracy that later became the basis of the American Constitution, explains USHistory.org... More »

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Hard work in the farming, forestry or mineral mining industries filled most days in the Pennsylvania colony. It held a diverse population that was religiously pious and hard working. More »

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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American politician William Penn founded colonies in Pennsylvania to establish North American communities in which the Society of Friends might be free to practice the traditions of Quakerism. The London-born Penn sought... More »

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 st... More »