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Pennsylvania in the 1700

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It was a colony under William Penn, a Quaker. William was friends with the King of England, Charles II. The king had owed William Penn's father, but he died, so he gave William Penn Pennsylvania for the debt. Pennsylvania was a well governed colony. It was the signing place of the Constitution. Pennsylvania was the most important place of signing documents. Ben Franklin lived in Pennsylvania, too.

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1700 1737 The Iroquois force the Native Americans to give the colonists their land in the Walking Purchase

1774 The First Continental Congress opens in Philadelphia

1775 The Second Continental Congress opens in Philadelphia; delegates elect Washington as the Continental Army's commander in chief

1776 The Declaration of Independence is signed in Philadelphia; all men are given the right to vote, regardless of race

1777 The British occupy Philadelphia; Washington and his troops camp for the winter at Valley Forge

1780 Pennsylvania gradually frees all slaves born in the state; slaves continue to appear on the Pennsylvania census until 1850

1787 The U.S. Constitution is written in Philadelphia; Pennsylvania becomes the second state on 12 December

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