Founding of Pennsylvania

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  • born

    born
    Penn was born in London on October 24, 1644, the son of Admiral Sir William Penn.
  • Charter of pennylvania

    The King signed the Charter of Pennsylvania on March 4, 1681, and it was officially proclaimed on April 2.
  • Penn made his cousin William Markham deputy governor

    Penn made his cousin William Markham deputy governor
    In April 1681, Penn made his cousin William Markham deputy governor of the province and sent him to take control.
  • A popular party led by David Lloyd

    A popular party led by David Lloyd
    A popular party led by David Lloyd demanded greater powers for the Assembly, and in 1696 “Markham’s Frame of Government” granted some of these.
  • purchased by 1768.

    purchased by 1768.
    all of present Pennsylvania except the northwestern third was purchased by 1768.
  • The census of 1790

    The census of 1790
    The census of 1790 showed that the number of African Americans had increased to about 10,000, of whom about 6,500 had received their freedom.