Pennsylvania History

  • First Settlement in America

    First Settlement in America
    In 1607, in Jamestown, Virginia, the first settlement in America was established. This was the start of settlements to come along the way, Pennsylvania being one of them.
  • First Signs of Exploration

    First Signs of Exploration
    Henry Hudson is hired by Holland to explore and established the Hudson River. Even though this wasn't in Pennsylvania, it was a start to the beginning of American and Pennsylvanian history.
  • English Control

    English Control
    The English gained control of Pennslyvania in the 1640s-`680s because the English defeated Holland in the war.
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    Timeline of Early PA History

  • The Charter is Granted

    The Charter is Granted
    King James officialy grants the Charter of Pennsylvania to William Penn and gives him land in 1681 and names it in honor of William Penn's father.
  • The Great Law and the First Assembly is Adapted

    The Great Law and the First Assembly is Adapted
    The first Assembly came together to meet and during that time was when the Great Law was adapted. The Great Law was the basis of Pennsylvania and had many rules and regulations according to their reiligion.
  • Penn is Deprived of his Province

    Penn is Deprived of his Province
    In result of the Revoultion, Penn was deprived of his province for two years. Penn was then outvoted by David Lloyd and produced greater powers for the Assembly.
  • Properous Agriculture

    Properous Agriculture
    During this time Pennyslvania was the leading source of export and agriculture. This made Pennsylvania developed wealth and trade and grew leading crops like rye, hemp, and flax. This made Pennsylvania an ideal spot for travelers and for trade.
  • French and Indian War- Battle of Jumonville Glen

    French and Indian War- Battle of Jumonville Glen
    The land of Pennsylvania caused many disbutes during the French and Indian War. The battle of Jumonville Glen was a result of this and many people hoped that they would claim Pennsylvania to be their own country's land.