How did the Quakers get to North America?
Originally by boat like most other North American Settlers, for at least the least the last half century they have tended to travel by aeroplane.
Colonies were settled in North America by the English primarily to take advantage of the rich natural resources (timber, pelts, and land for growing crops such as tobacco). However, some English settlers, such as the Quakers who founded Pennsylvania and the Separatists who took part in founding Plymouth, came to North America to escape religious persecution in England.
The Society of Friends was founded in north-west England by George Fox, who originally used the name, 'Children of Light'. The denomination later became known as the Quakers, because at their meetings they sometimes shook with emotion. They were only granted freedom of worship in 1813, by which time many had migrated to America.