Charter Of Privileges Granted By William Penn

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Although the separation from England was a united movement, not all colonies settled for the same reasons. Therefore, as a result of this difference, each colony had its own motives to base its social foundation on. In the “Charter of Privileges Granted by William Penn, esq. to the Inhabitants of Pennsylvania and Territories, October 28, 1701”, it is exemplified how the guidelines set up after colonization was used to attract a certain group of people wanted by the Proprietary and Governor. The charter relinquished to the colony of Pennsylvania, was an articulation of the newly endowed rights given to the people, as well as, an act of appeal. Additionally, the charter depicts what rights were given and compare to the ways of now, how progressive it was for that time era. According to the charter, the audience are the people who both inhabit Pennsylvania and Territories and who William Pen wishes would inhabit it. He refers to them a multitude of times throughout the passage, more specifically calling out the Freemen, Planters, Adventurers, and other Inhabitants of the land he governs. William Pen consistently refers to the fact that it is him who graciously allows them these prosperities: “I the said William Penn do declare, grant and confirm, unto all the Freemen, Planters and Adventurers, and other …show more content…

Due to the fact that it was written after separating from England, it was as a result of eradicating an unjust government and rectifying the errors. William Pen was attempting to reform the society and the foundation colonies were built on. Additionally, the rights that were endowed then were basic human rights that are still used today. For example, the right to a trial still stands today. Another instance is religious freedom. Also, the right of representation is used today. William Penn redirected the way society was built and appealed to the people that wished for these

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