William Penn

William Penn

by Joanne Mattern
     
 

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

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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, Penn was a strong leader for religious freedom in the New world.

Product Details

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

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