William Penn: The Historical Perspective Of William Penn

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Historical Perspective of William Penn Who is William Penn? William Penn is the founder of Pennsylvania also known as Penn’s woods back then, William Penn is a Quaker, William Penn was the son of William Penn Sr. and Margaret Penn, William Penn was a friend of the indigenous people of the Americas, most importantly William Penn was a visionary who despite all odds and persecution became a great American hero of liberty. William Penn was born on October 14, 1644 in London, England (Powell, J. (n.d.)). William Penn was one of the few individuals to not only make enormous contributions to the New World but to the Old World as well. Before Penn even thought of the idea where individuals could seek religious freedom against persecution, he already became a great leader of religious freedom and acceptance in England (Powell, J. (n.d.)). Penn was imprisoned multiple times for his self-righteous actions towards trying to implement religious freedom in England (Powell, J. (n.d.)). Penn proved he was capable of going toe-to-toe with the government’s oppressive actions, in fact one of his cases resulted in the right of trial by jury a huge accomplishment of his time (Powell, J. (n.d.)). Penn throughout his time in England used his personal connections from his family name to get many out of jail and saved many from execution by hanging as well (Powell, J. (n.d.)). Despite all these huge accomplishments Penn knew he could do so much more for society he had a vision of creating his
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