Colonial America

Why did William Penn regard his colony as a holy experiment?

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January 13, 2010 3:43PM


William Penn regarded his colony as a "Holy Experiment" because he

was founding a place where people of all religions would be able to

live, specifically Quakers (his other experimental ideas included

generating profit for himself and enacting liberal ideas in

government). Being a Quaker himself, Penn wrote a constitution

called the Charter of Liberties in 1701, which guaranteed freedom

of worship for all people and made immigration unrestricted. This

was his way of testing ideas he had created based upon his be



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