Early History of Pennsylvania

  • William Penn is born!

    William Penn is born in London. His parents were Admiral Sir William Penn and Margret Jasper.
  • The Charter is signed!

    King Charles II signs a charter that states that William Penn gets the land becoming Pennsylvania.
  • Naming Deputy Governer

    William Penn made his cousin, William Markham deputy governer of his new colony.
  • The Great Law

    The Great Law was adopted by the quakers. This law is the fundamental basis of Pennsylvania law which guaranteed liberty of conscience.
  • Honoring William Penn.

    Long after William Penn and his wife were granted honorary citizenship by Pennsylvania.