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William Penn and the Creation of Pennsylvania

Summary: Explains how William Penn created a free state in which religion was freely expressed.
The Quakers' religious view and William Penn's life service for the colony of Pennsylvania reflected the statement "William Penn established the first colony truly dedicated to religious freedom." This fact is ignored today because of the changed social and religious structure in today's society.

The religious view, by its founder, of the Quakers was that "all people, regardless of their status here on earth, are equal in God's eye."[32] Quakers called themselves the Society of Friends advocating that everyone should live peacefully together regardless of their religion. It was just as William Penn's dream "of showing the world that peaceful coexistence among diverse religious groups was possible and that a single, state-supported religion was not only unnecessary but undesirable."[33] This view of religious freedom and equality was the foundation of the religious, political, and social structures of the colony of Pennsylvania. "The constitution he [Penn] created, with its...

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