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William Penn

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William Penn

  1. 1. William Penn By: Will .M
  2. 2. William Penn <ul><li>born in London in 1644 he was the son of an English admiral, he was expected to follow in his father's footsteps and become a good Anglican royalist. </li></ul><ul><li>He was responsible for most of the liberty that we have in the United States of America today. </li></ul><ul><li>In the late 17 th century, protestants persecuted Catholics, and Catholics persecuted protestants and both persecuted Quakers and Jews William Penn made an American sanctuary which protected freedom of rights. </li></ul>
  3. 3. William Penn <ul><li>For the 1 st time in history a very big society offered different rights to different races and religions. </li></ul><ul><li>Despite the clarity of Penn’s vision of liberty he had a blind spot about slavery, because he had slaves in America. </li></ul>
  4. 4. William Penn <ul><li>Penn acquired an education in Greek and roman classics. </li></ul><ul><li>He then entered oxford university which is when he emerged as a rebel. </li></ul><ul><li>His rebellion got so bad that he was expelled from the school at age 17. </li></ul>
  5. 5. William Penn <ul><li>Penn insisted on low taxes, A law in 1683 established a low tax on cider and liquor and a low tariff on imports and on exported hides and furs To help promote settlement Penn suspended all taxes for a year When the time came to reimpose taxes he faced fierce resistance and had to put it off. </li></ul>
  6. 6. William Penn <ul><li>William Penn was known for founding Pennsylvania on march 4 th 1681. </li></ul><ul><li>William Penn was also known for being part of a famous group called the Quakers. </li></ul><ul><li>Penn suffered a stroke in October 1712., and suffered another four months later. </li></ul><ul><li>As sick as he was he never stopped doing his duty though he didn't do it for long, for he died on july 30 th 1718 </li></ul>
  7. 7. William Penn <ul><li>His memory will forever live among us with Quaker Oats. </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The end </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Sites <ul><li>http://www.quaker.org/wmpenn.html </li></ul><ul><li>http://thebsreport.files.wordpress.com/2009/08/penn.jpg </li></ul><ul><li>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Penn </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.williampenn.org/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://xroads.virginia.edu/~CAP/PENN/pnintro.html </li></ul>