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Religion in colonial Pennsylvania?
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What is the dominant religion in colonial Pennsylvania?
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What was the role of religion in the development of colonial New England and Pennsylvania?
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Is Pennsylvania bigger than colonial Pennsylvania?
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What was the population of colonial Pennsylvania-?
What religion was colonial Pennsylvania?
The religion Colonial Pennsylvania was made for was the Quakers. The above is somewhat of a half-truth. Yes, Pennsylvania was founded by William Penn, who was in fact a Quaker, but Pennsylvania was not created solely for the Quakers (Society of Friends). Penn viewed his colony as a "religious experiment" where any and all religions were welcome. Of the many that prospered here, German Reformists, Calvinists, Moravians, and Mennonites remain some of the more well-known during the colonial era. To answer your original question, Colonial Pennsylvania did not have an established church, but instead was considered a place where anyone could practice their faith freely.