What was the main religion in colonial Pennsylvania?


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In general, no primary religious group dominated in colonial Pennsylvania. Religious sects that had a strong presence in this area included Quakers and Lutherans.

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What was the main religion in colonial Pennsylvania?
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Pennsylvania was officially founded in 1682 by William Penn. It represented one of the 13 original American colonies. The colony���s founder considered himself a Quaker; freedom of worship for Quakers was a prominent reason for the colony���s founding. Penn also strongly believed in religious tolerance for all individuals. He was one of the main voices against the oppressive��Church of England. Under Penn���s leadership, Pennsylvania developed into a colony that promoted and granted��religious freedom. As a result, worshipers from nearly every major religious group of the time��could be found in the region.

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