William Penn
Updated: 10/11/2018
William Penn
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Life and Death of William Penn

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  • Penn decides he will dedicate his life to preaching the Quaker religion.
  • I may have been expelled from college, but I'm going to preach the Quaker way!
  • You are the biggest disappointment, son.
  • Penn receives a charter from King Charles II.
  • I present to you a charter of the land between New Jersey and Maryland.
  • Thank you, your majesty!
  • Take a pamphlet for information on the Pennsylvania colony!
  • Penn promotes his colony.
  • I'll take one.
  • ...Sound like a fair trade?
  • Penn buys land from Indians before selling it to colonists
  • It's a deal.
  • Penn revises the system of government with the Charter of Privileges in response to discontent
  • This charter limits my power and establishes an elective unicameral assembly as the system of government.
  • Penn is put into debtors prison in England after being defrauded by colonists
  • I'm so far away from my utopia...at least I laid the foundation for a successful colony.
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