Motivation for Founding:
William Penn founded Pennsylvania with a land grant that was owed his deceased Father. His goal was to create a colony that allowed for freedom of religion due to his desire to protect himself and fellow Quakers from persecution.
- The colony was well-advertised and by 1700 was the third biggest and richest colony in the New World.
- Penn allowed for a representative assembly elected by landowners.
- Freedom of worship and religion was granted to all citizens.