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Pennsylvania Colony was a North American colony granted to William Penn on
March 4, 1681 by King Charles II of England. Pennsylvania got its name for
William Penn's father and the Latin word silva, meaning
"forest". The name itself means "Penn's Woods".
2. William Penn received the colony as payment in lieu of a debt that
the Crown owed his father, naval hero Sir William Penn. How much was the
- 6,000 debt
- 16,000 debt
- 126,000 debt
3. William Penn and his fellow Quakers heavily imprinted their
religious values on the Pennsylvania government. Among the most radical
belief was religious freedom for everyone, as well as fair dealings with
American Indians. This extreme tolerance led to significantly healthier
relationships with the local Native tribes (the Lenape and Susquehanna,
mainly) than most other colonies had.
4. Establishment of the colony also solved the problem of the growing
movement in England, which was causing much embarrassment to the
established Church of England. What was the movement?
- Society of Friends or "Quaker"
5. Prior to the arrival of Europeans, the Philadelphia area was the
location of the Lenape (Delaware) Indian village. What was the village
- Nya Sverige
6. In 1737, the Colony exchanged a great deal of its political goodwill
with the Native Lenape for more land. The colonial administrators claimed
that they had a deed dating to the 1680s in which the Lenape-Delaware had
promised to sell a portion of land beginning between the junction of the
Delaware River and Lehigh River (near present Wrightstown, Pennsylvania)
"as far west as a man could walk in a day and a half." This
purchase has become known as?
- Walking Purchase
- The Miracle Miles
- 70 Mile Purchase
7. Founded in 1751 by Dr. Thomas Bond, it was the first hospital in the
United States. Who was the co-founder?
- Benjamin Franklin
- Elizabeth Gardner
- Dr. Benjamin Rush
8. German (or "Deutsch") religious and political refugees
prospered on the fertile soil and spirit of cultural creativeness. Among
the first groups were the Mennonites. In 1683, what area did they start to
9. The Northkill Amish Settlement was established in 1740 in Berks
County, Pennsylvania. As the first identifiable Amish community in the new
world, it was the foundation of Amish settlement in the Americas.
10. He emigrated to Philadelphia in 1774 at Benjamin Franklin's urging.
His tract, Common Sense, published in 1776, was arguably the most
famous and influential argument for the Revolution. He was also the first
to publicly champion the phrase "United States of America." Who
wrote "Common Sense"?
- Patrick Henry
- James Wilson
- Thomas Paine