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The Story of William Penn. William Penn was born October 24, 1644 in the country of England. Penn attended school until age 12. After that he had private tutors teach him. Quaker Family. During Penn’s college years he joined a religious group called Quakers.

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the story of william penn
The Story of William Penn
  • William Penn was born October 24, 1644 in the country of England.
  • Penn attended school until age 12. After that he had private tutors teach him.
slide2

Quaker Family

  • During Penn’s college years he joined a religious group called Quakers.

*What is another name for Quakers?

quakers beliefs
Quakers’ Beliefs
  • People who called themselves Quakers believed all people should be considered equal regardless of how much money they have or their titles (King, Queen, etc.).

*What were three things Quakers wouldn’t do because of their beliefs?

what were three things quakers wouldn t do because of their beliefs
What were three things Quakers wouldn’t do because of their beliefs?

___________________ or go to war.

2. _______________ to the King or Queen.

3. Pay ________________ because the money would go to the Church of England.

church of england
Church of England
  • In the 1600’s the people of

England did not have the

option of choosing their own

_____________________?

Go to the next slide to get the answer!

they could not choose their own religion
They could not choose their own….RELIGION.
  • It was a law that everyone had to belong to the Church of England, also known as the King’s Church.
slide8
Penn pays for his beliefs….
  • Penn’s religious beliefs caused him to get:

a) kicked out of _____________ and

b) thrown in ___________.

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Penn’s Father

  • Penn’s father was a rich

Admiral in the King’s ____________.

  • _____________________borrowed some money from Admiral Penn.
  • When Admiral Penn passed away he left all of his money to his son, William. This included the money the King still owed Admiral Penn.
making a new colony
Making a New Colony
  • With this money and much planning, Penn decided to begin a colony in North America where everyone could choose his or her own religion.
  • Penn needed to find a way to own land in America.
king pays off debts
King Pays Off Debts
  • The King was unable to pay Penn back the money he had borrowed from William’s father.
  • Penn decided to ask the King for

___________ in North America instead of the money.

pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
  • The land the King gave to Penn. The land was covered with many trees.
  • Penn wanted to name the new colony “Sylvania,” meaning woods.
  • The King wanted to name it after Penn’s father.
  • They decided to combine their two thoughts and call it Pennsylvania which means:

________________________

_______________________ ___________________

colony begins
Colony Begins
  • In 1681 Penn sent over a group of people to start the colony.
  • In 1682 Penn arrived with 100 more Quakers on a ship named
  • Penn and his followers went to the new colony in search of what?

__________________________

__________________________

housing
Housing
  • When Penn arrived in Pennsylvania, there were only 20 houses built.
  • There was no room for Penn or the settlers who came with him. They lived in dugout caves.
slide15

The Problem…

  • Luckily, the settlers of this new colony had wood to build new homes. They also had fresh water and many types of animals around.
  • The problem was they did not know how to catch the animals.
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The Solution…

  • The Native Americans who were also living in the area taught the Quakers how to survive by:

1. _________________

2. _________________

3. _________________ vegetables.

penn s new role
Penn’s New Role
  • William Penn was given the role of
  • _________________________
  • of the new land.
peace treaties
Peace Treaties
  • Penn got along with the Native American tribes and made peace treaties with them.
peace with the indians
Peace with the Indians
  • Penn treated them as equals.
  • He even paid the Native Americans for their land that was taken from them
building a colony
Building a Colony
  • Many people heard about Penn’s colony and freedoms so they decided to travel to the colony.
  • Penn passed laws to help the people in the colony.
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