Charles II of England gave Pennsylvania to Quaker William Penn in
repayment for a loan that Penn's father had made to the king.
King wanted to get rid of a troublesome group of Quakers who were led
to the New World by Penn. Pennyslvania Colony prospered
and was at
the center of the American Revolution. Philadelphia hosted
First and Second Continental Congresses.
The Declaration of Independence was crafted in Philadelphia,
the Liberty Bell rang out the news of independence declared.