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1. King Charles II gave William Penn the land now called Pennsylvania through the Charter of 1681.
Who served as the Proprietors of Pennsylvania?


2. The first frame of government for William Penn's Pennsylvania was called


Penn wrote, "any government is free to the people under it where the laws rule and the people are party to the laws."
Describe how are you "party to the laws".


3. What was a consequence of Penn's protection of freedom principles?


4. The 1701 Charter called for freedom of religion. Was that the actual practice?


5. Do you consider the Walking Purchase ethical or unethical behavior? Explain


6. Did Pennsylvania's General Assembly support the initial calls for independence from King George?


7. Describe the events that transformed Pennsylvania's government.


The Constitution of Pennsylvania 1776 was crafted by

The Council of Censors role was to

Does the Council of Censors continue to exist?


8. What was the significance of the passing of the Act for the Gradual Abolition of Slavery?


9. How is the story of John J. Kehoe, a reinforcement of the importance of upholding the rights of citizens, in Pennsylvania?


10. The founding Society of Friends (Quakers) considered men and women equal.
For how many years have women been granted suffrage in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania?


Does the journal of Liliane Stevens Howard reflect success or failure in her advocacy of suffrage?


"From the dominion of Queen Aliquippa in the Allegheny Mountains, to the Susquehanna River rolling through Central Pennsylvania’s farmland,
to the City of Philadelphia, where our Founding Fathers gave birth to the principles of government that we still use today,
the forty-five thousand square miles of Pennsylvania’s geography have been the stage for epic historic events." Wayne S. Spilove, Chairman PHMC

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Posted 4/6/2006 by Cynthia J. O'Hora

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