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Why did colonial Pennsylvanians come to America?

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2007-08-23 14:32:48

Many, the Quakers in particular, were in search of Religious

Freedom. Officially sanctioned 'State' religions made anyone not

practicing them subject to persecution of various forms and

degrees. And before the American Revolution, there were about

50,000 convicts transported from Britain and Ireland to the

American colonies. The majority went to Maryland, Virginia or

Pennsylvania.


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