Founding of PA

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  • First Settlement

    First Settlement
    The first settlement in the New World was Jamestown, VA in 1607.
  • Henry Hudson

    Henry Hudson
    Holland hires Henry Hudson to explore New Amersterdam in 1609.
  • Permanent homes

    Permanent homes
    In 1643 Swedish settlers established permanent homes, schools, churches, and businesses.
  • England takes control

    England takes control
    Engalnd takes control of all of Holland's settlements.
  • Charter of Pennsylvania

    Charter of Pennsylvania
    King Charles II signed the Charter of Pennsylvania on March 4, 1681, and it was officially proclaimed on April 2.
  • Pennsylvania seperates

    Pennsylvania seperates
    Pennsylvania seperates from the New Amersterdam colony in 1681.
  • King Charles II loses power

    King Charles II loses power
    As a result of the English Revolution of 1688 which overthrew King James II, Penn was deprived of his province from 1692 until 1694.