The enslavement of African servants has a long and dishonorable history in Pennsylvania. African Americans, both free and enslaved played a big role in the American Revolution fighting in both of the armies to benefit from such service. When Americans start creating legislation and constitutions they created a bill to abolish slavery. In these Northern states slaves were relatively unimportant to their economy. The expansion of the cotton industry from 1800 in the Deep South after intervention of the cotton gin led to Southern states to depend on slavery as to their economy. William Penn was one of the few who were buying slaves from slave traders when he was granted the city of Philadelphia.
He was born January 12, 1706 in the Massachusetts Bay Colony now known as the present day Boston. His birthplace was then a british colony on 17 Milk Street. Ben grew up in a large family being the youngest son and the 15th child. Thanks to his parents, he
He joined the Puritans. Reformers who wanted to purify the Church of England and separate from it. With other Puritans, he migrated to Holland in search of religious freedom. ” The quote is describing William Bradford, who was a Puritan who moved to Holland and established the colony of Plymouth for religious freedom.
Paul Revere was born on January 1, 1735, He was a silversmith along with his dad and a colonialist. He took part in the Boston Tea Party and was the principal rider for Boston 's Committee of Safety.He made a system of lanterns to help him warn the minutemen of a British invasion, setting up his famous ride on April 18, 1775.
In the year of 1852, the industrious skill and dedication of a young twelve-year-old boy named Andrew Carnegie captivated Thomas A. Scott of the Pennsylvania Railroad. 1 Awed by his diligence, Scott immediately hired and made Carnegie his personal telegrapher.2 With a “rags to riches” background that inspired others to work hard for the American Dream, Carnegie knew exactly how the less fortunate felt when they were compared to the wealthy. Noticing how society achieved social, economic, and political equality before industrialization, Carnegie shared his intake on America’s momentous shift from an agrarian society to an industrial society in the late
Pennsylvania, chartered in 1682, was a colony with the goal of religious freedom, successful economy, ethnic and racial diversity. Pennsylvania was the meeting point for many conventions and signings throughout history, especially during the time of the American Revolution. Many leaders from this colony contributed greatly to America and what it is today, despite some resistance from other significant figures. As a whole, Pennsylvania was in agreement with uniting with the other 12 colonies and ratifying the Constitution due to Philadelphia’s large role as a central city for conventions in addition to many valued pro-independence political figures coming from this colony.
After the Civil War, the United States experienced many events in terms of economy, culture and social, and those events made a big change to the U.S. One of the richest person in the world, “Andrew Carnegie”, who is also known as the civil leader, built the steel mill by 1900. While, most of the firms were working by themselves or family at that time, he was good at vertical integration. Including him, thanks to the genius and rich inventors, the concept of social and economy of U.S. had changed. On the contrary, because these rich people had most of the finance, the number of people who were under the lower-class had been increasing. As a result, this era is called “Gilded Age”, but this period was only for rich people or investors. At the
William Penn wanted his colony of Pennsylvania to be a place for religious freedom. He did not want a focus on religion to be the main criteria for his government. “Penn’s Frame of Government prohibited swearing, drunkenness, and adultery, as well as popular entertainments…(Foner, 97).” Meaning that he focused more on public morality than religious morality. Many seeking religious freedom to practice would come to Pennsylvania.
Revere learned early the lesson of perseverance, a lesson that would be an important in his later life, Revere would need to keep on going no mater what obstacles appeared in his way. Paul Revere was an American silversmith and a patriot in the American Revolution. He is most famous for alerting Colonial militia of British invasion before the Battles of Lexington and Concord. Revere was a prosperous and prominent Boston silversmith who helped organize an intelligence and alarm system to keep watch on the British military. Revere later served as an officer in the Penobscot Expedition, one of the most disastrous campaigns of the American Revolutionary War, for which he was absolved of blame. In the 1770s Revere immersed himself in the movement
The son of Benjamin Franklin, William Franklin, was attached to the Loyalist ideas. William Franklin was born in Philadelphia in 1731. William always enjoyed helping his father with experiments of conduction of electricity. William was a very intelligent men, at the age of 21 he earned a master 's degree. The life of the Franklin’s was going well until the American Revolution broke out.
Benjamin Franklin 's early life was the foundation for the rest of his life, all of his later accomplishments were built on this time period. Benjamin Franklin was born in Boston on January 17, 1706. After 2 years of schooling, the young Mr. Franklin was expected to work at his father Josiah’s soap and candle making shop. Benjamin refused and when he was 12 years old, he took an apprenticeship under his older brother James and began learning the art of printing. When his older brother began to publish a newspaper, young Ben began, under the alias of Silence Dogood, to write pieces
African American abolitionist William Howard Day was born October 16, 1825 in New York City. William was raised by his mother, Eliza and father John. Day mother Eliza was a founding member of the first AME Zion church and an abolitionist. Day father was a sail maker who fought in the War of 1812 and in Algiers, in 1815, and died when William was four. As a child William mother gave him away to a white ink manufacturer who advocated the abolitionist and temperance movement.
William Henry Knox was born in Boston, Massachusetts on June 25, 1750 (“Knox, Henry”). Henry was a very intelligent child, and he was interested in books from a very young age. At the age of eighteen he became a bookstore owner in downtown Boston. Three years later, he joined the Continental Army, according to Biography.com (“Henry Knox Biography”).Around that time, Henry had both joined the Boston Grenadier Corps and begun to study military science and engineering (“Knox, Henry”) This would lead to one of the greatest military careers known in history.
During the American Revolution, many states wanted to seek independence from Britain. However, Pennsylvania and the Deep South prefered to remain under British rule. Provided that Pennsylvania was a Quaker-controlled government, independence was not favored. The Deep South was largely occupied by Loyalists, colonists who remained supportive of Britain, therefore, they did not want to split from Britain. Pennsylvania and the Deep South were not necessarily interested in seeking independence.