Category: Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania Federal Constitution

  Pennsylvania played a very important part in the Constitutional Convention. The city of Philadelphia housed the convention in 1787. Pennsylvania also boasted one of the largest numbers of delegates at the convention with eight. Among those representing Pennsylvania were;…

Pennsylvania Economy

After the Revolutionary War, Pennsylvania suffered economic losses. Both the British and the Continental Army raided parts of the state like South Eastern Pennsylvania during the war. Even without receiving payment to make up for the loss of property, Pennsylvania…

Pennsylvania Slavery

Like most of the other states during colonial America, Pennsylvania had slavery.  Founding Fathers such as Benjamin Franklin, John Dickinson, and Robert Morris had slaves at one time. However, Pennsylvania was one of the first states to oppose slavery. The…

Pennsylvanian Culture

Children In the 1780’s, while some popular religious groups treated their children according to their beliefs, for the most part all children were universally the same. The most important thing to keep in mind was that no matter the difference…

Pennsylvania State Constitutions

After the American colonies declared their independence from Great Britain with the Declaration of Independence, the state of Pennsylvania drafted their first constitution in 1776. The primary goal of Pennsylvania’s state constitution was to create a more democratic form of…

Pennsylvania Line Mutiny

Pennsylvania was at the center of the Revolutionary War. It was the state in which Independence was declared from Great Britain, as it housed the First and Second Continental Congress. It was also the state in which such famous battles…