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repudiate slavery. Also, Penn had a unique relation with the Indians. “Religious freedom was Penn’s most fundamental principle”. In that standard, Pennsylvania had a great expansion: “A majority of the early settlers were Quakers from the British Isles. But Pennsylvania’s religious toleration, healthy climate and inexpensive land […] soon attracted immigrants from all over Western Europe.” By the way, the opening of Pennsylvania resulted in a decline of indentured servants choosing to sail for Virginia and Maryland. The English empire started to send more labors to the colonies. They even created a law in 1740 that offered Europeans immigrants British citizenship after seven years of residence. Thousands of Irish arrived in the North America, also there were thousands of Germans who arrived too, founding refugee for religious persecution. While the Germans moved with it entire families, the English and Dutch merchants “created a well-organized system whereby ‘redemptioners’ (as indentured families were called) received passage in exchange for a promise to work off their debt in America.” Most of them were set in New York and Pennsylvania. A great number of colonists enjoyed “the greater opportunities for freedom - access to
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vote, prospects of acquiring land the right to worship as they pleased and an escape to oppressive government than existed in Europe.” The Indians in that century were different than the natives found in the 16 th century. They were now familiarize with the culture of the Europeans, some of them
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  • Freedom of religion, William Penn, religious persecution, Religious toleration

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