William Penn

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After leaving the Church of England and joining the Quakers, William Penn proposed starting a new colony in America. Unwelcome in England and openly disliked by the Puritans in Massachusetts, Penn set out to establish his settlement apart from others-the new state of Pennsylvania. His enthusiasm and trust turned the Quaker colony into a success, but his messy personal finances repeatedly landed him in prison. In an era when most people would not stand up to the British monarchy of the religious establishment, ...

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Overview

After leaving the Church of England and joining the Quakers, William Penn proposed starting a new colony in America. Unwelcome in England and openly disliked by the Puritans in Massachusetts, Penn set out to establish his settlement apart from others-the new state of Pennsylvania. His enthusiasm and trust turned the Quaker colony into a success, but his messy personal finances repeatedly landed him in prison. In an era when most people would not stand up to the British monarchy of the religious establishment, Penn was a strong leader for religious freedom in the New world.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781604137354
  • Publisher: Chelsea House Publishers
  • Publication date: 12/28/2010
  • Series: Leaders of the Colonial Era Series
  • Pages: 112
  • Age range: 10 - 13 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.70 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

1 The Admiral's Son 7

2 An Eventful Childhood 12

3 William's Rebellion 22

4 Quaker Beliefs 31

5 A Courtroom Triumph 43

6 A New Colony 52

7 Planning Pennsylvania 60

8 The Business of Running a Colony 67

9 Problems 76

10 Passing On 87

Chronology and Timeline 94

Bibliography 97

Further Resources 99

Picture Credits 101

Index 103

About the Author 108

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