The colony of Pennsylvania was founded by William Penn, a Quaker real estate entrepreneur and philosopher that sought to secure a haven for Quakers in the New World. Penn was granted a royal charter by King Charles II in March of 1681, and settlers soon began to flood the area. The Penn family remained the proprietors of the colony’s charter until the outbreak of the Revolutionary War, but the colony passed successive frames of government in 1683, 1696, and 1701. Under Penn’s leadership the colony became a haven of democracy and religious freedom, and enjoyed peaceful relations with local Native Americans that was unique among the colonies. Penn also directed the layout and construction of Philadelphia, which would become America’s most important city and the center of the American Revolution. The freedom enjoyed by Pennsylvanians served as a catalyst for the sense of independence necessary for the American Revolution, and many important leaders of the revolution came from the colony. Perhaps one of the most influential Pennsylvanians and Americans at the time was Benjamin Franklin, who immigrated to Philadelphia in 1723 at the age of 17. He proved to be its most important citizen, establishing the Academy and College of Philadelphia (the forerunner of the University of Pennsylvania), leading the formation of a strong militia, and founding the country’s first police force, library, and fire departments in addition to formulating the basis of a postal system that we still use today. Franklin proved to be invaluable to the war effort, serving as America’s most influential diplomat, leading to the American alliance with the French that secured the American victory. At the outset of the Revolutionary War, Philadelphia served as the center of resistance, hosting the First and Second Continental Congress as well as the signing of the Declaration of Independence. When the city was invaded by the British, American forces were forced to move their base of operations to Baltimore, but the Pennsylvania frontier remained a source of action for the revolution. The frontier served as a front in which settlers defended themselves against allied British-Native American attacks, and their brave defense of the border ensured the survival of the war effort.
The Colony of Pennsylvania is celebrated in our 13 Colonies APN Gold Collectible Series. Containing 1/4 gram of .9999-fine gold and containing a serial number unique to you, this card offers you a secure and continent way to build your gold collection while preserving your American heritage.
This design ensures the quality of your Gold bullion and guarantees that your Gold bar comes to you in an unaltered, pristine condition! The accompanying card lists the weight and guaranteed purity of the Gold bar as well as providing background information on the featured colony, complete with interesting facts and anecdotes.
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