Chapter 9 Lesson 2. A Mixture of Many Cultures. Reverend Andrew Burnaby. Reverend Andrew Burnaby of Greenwich thought it was not good to have so many cultures. He believed it meant trouble for the colony. Peter Kalm.
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William Penn was excited about it. He called Pennsylvania a “holy experiment” His colony was based on religious tolerance and a respect for differences.
He wanted to make sure that people of all religions were free to worship.
Quakers truly respected differences.
However, all was not completely peaceful, women who spoke up couldn’t vote. Slavery existed. William Penn even owned them. Despite this, his “holy experiment” was a step in the right direction.
William Penn was eager to spread the news about the benefits of his colony. He put our pamphlets in England, so people would want to move there.
Many immigrants sailed to New York from Europe, and New York became a large importer of slaves. Although slavery was never easy, slaves were treated better in the middle colonies, and it was not as widespread.