William Penn was the first leader. He was given the land by the the king of England. The king was going to say no but Penn's Father was the king's friend. William Penn William penn was a leader. He asked the king of England to give him land in the new world. The king was going to say no, but Penn's father was the king's friend so hesaid yes and named the land Pennsylvania.
William Penn preceded the Great Awakening, which took place after his death. However, the principles of religious tolerance and freedom William Penn had promoted, enabled something like the Great Awakening to take place. The Great Awakening had less focus on the Church as an institution, and more on personal faith and connection with God.