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Who was william penn and what did he do?


"If thou wouldst rule well, thou must rule for God, and to do that, thou must be ruled by him....Those who will not be governed by God will be ruled by tyrants." –William Penn Penn was a frequent companion of George Fox, the founder of the Quakers, travelling in Europe and England with him in their ministry.

What did William Penn do?

William Penn (October 14, 1644–July 30, 1718) founded the Province of Pennsylvania, the British North American colony that became the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. It also stands in historic Philadelphia as a symbol for William Penn and the ideals that shaped his government and society the Holy Experiment.

Who is William Penn and what did he do? William Penn (14 October 1644 – 30 July 1718) was the son of Sir William Penn, and was an English real estate entrepreneur, philosopher, early Quaker, and founder of the English North American colony the Province of Pennsylvania. read more

Accomplishments? William Penn had a dream to create a place where people could have the freedom to choose their religion. This dream is stil alive today. He laid the foundation for a government that gave the people a say in how they lived. Because him, we are able to live freely today.

On March 4, 1681, King Charles II of England granted William Penn a New World colony as payment for a debt of 16,000 pounds the King owed to Penn's father, a deceased admiral in the British Navy. It was a shrewd move on the part of Charles. By giving Penn a colony in America, he managed to pay off an outstanding debt and at the same time rid

how did william penn attract so many people to his colony ? William Penn was a leader of English Quaker and the one who advocated religious freedom. He observed the founding of the Colony of Pennsylvania as a refuge for Quakers and other religions of Europe. Penn distributed pamphlets that advertised the colony across Europe to attract the settlers. Therefore, option B, will be right.

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