pennsylvainia history

  • religion

    Quakers held their first religious meeting at Upland and they came to Pennsylvania in great numbers after William Penn received his Charter.
  • the charter

    king charles the II gave william penn land
  • governor

    Penn made his cousin William Markham deputy governor
  • agriculture

    an exceptionally prosperous farming area had developed in southeastern Pennsylvania. Wheat and corn were the leading crops, though rye, hemp, and flax were also important.
  • french and indian war

    Faught in wars with great brittain against france for dominance of north america
  • natives

    native americans migrated westward
  • transportation

    The rivers were important as early arteries of commerce and were soon supplemented by roads in the southeastern section.