Colonial Pennsylvania

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Colonial Pennsylvania

Colonial Pennsylvania


The "Charter of privilages" extended religous freedom to everyone. Before the French and Indian war, they had no military, few taxes and no public debt. Goverment was initially open to all Christian. Colonial Pennsylvania did not have any major religon and had more religous freedom than other colonies.


Middle Colonies were the big food producing region. Grew corn, wheat, barley, oats Pumpkins, squash and beans. Middle colonies such as the Province of Pennsylvania were often callede the "Breadbasket colonies" since they grew so many crops.

Dictated by climate and different types of soil. Also by proximity to the sea for fish. Made Trade possible because of raw materials. Traded fish, syrup, furs, corn, beef, pork, coal, tobacco, sugar, and rice.



One of the Original 13 Colonies . Established by William Penn in 1681. Colonial Pennsylvania was a haven for the Quakers."Pennsylvania Colony." ***. N.p., n.d. Web. 10 Dec. 2015.

Native American relations

The time William Penn established Province of Pennsylvania at least six tribes were already settled. Before the Europeans discovered Pennsylvania it was home to about 15,000 native americans. William Penn did not have any major problems with the Native Americans and had a great relationship with the Native Americans.

Family &Social life

Colonial Pennsylvania was known for farming, industry, trading and learning. Colonial Pennsylvania was one of the smartest colonies when it came to farming."A Historical Overview of Pennsylvania© 2004 Rickie Lazzerini." Living in the Colonial Period of Pennsylvania. N.p., n.d. Web. 10 Dec. 2015.

Famous Colonial Pennsylvanians

Benjamin FranklinWilliam PennThomas PaineJames Wilson


Province of Pennsylvania goverment established in 1683 by penns frame of goverment. A 72 member provincial council, and assembly. Colonial Pennsylvania goverment was the most liberal goverment in the colonies. William Penn severed two years as govenor of Colonial Pennsylvania."1681-1776: The Quaker Province." 1681-1776: The Quaker Province. N.p., n.d. Web. 10 Dec. 2015.


Houses in colonial pennsylvania were mostly made out of bricks to stand weather conditions. Some houses were also made out of logs.


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