Reading Comprehension - Biography: William Penn

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This is a biography of William Penn, an English writer and religious thinker belonging to the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) and founder of the Province of Pennsylvania, a North American colony of England. He was an early advocate of democracy and religious freedom, notable for his good relations and successful treaties with the Lenape Native Americans.
3. William Pean_became asQuaker when

In-1647, George Fox founded
the Religidus Society of
4. Quakens-beliavedun diving-simple
lives. They believed in peace and
treating others fairly. They also
thought all people were created equal.

5. ‘ i ‘ nN \

This was called the Charter of 1681.
6. Penn _wantedito-naime-the new
St “Sylvania” which means
“woods.” ue king ie William to

They. Pomarcnieee and called it
7. first constitution called the First
Frame of Government. It made sure

8. William Pean cane tovPennsylvania
for the first.time in 1682...He sailed
on the ship Welcome. About 1/3 of
the people aboa ip di
sige) any

9. Pennxtreatedsthe Native Americans
living in-Pennsylvania fairly.
He wanted to be friends with them,
and they respected for that.
segs. 3

11. Penn. designed the.cityof Philadelphia.
It means the city of “brotherly love.”