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Why did William Penn call his colony a holy experiment?

The "Holy Experiment" was an attempt by the Religious Society of Friends, also known as Quakers, to establish a community for themselves and other persecuted religious minorities in what would become the modern state of Pennsylvania.

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Then, why did William Penn think of his colony as a holy experiment?

William Penn wanted to start a colony (Pennsylvania) where Quakers could live in peace. He called his new colony a 'holy experiment' because he offered complete religious freedom to all who came there.

Similarly, how did William Penn's principles regarding his Holy Experiment colony affect those who chose to settle in Pennsylvania? Penn's approach made the colony diverse by attracting many types of people and religions. The Quakers immigrated from England to the American Colonies in the late 1600s.

Likewise, what colony was the Holy Experiment?


What was William Penn's Frame of Government and why was it important?

The Frame of Government was an expression of Penn's religious and political ideas. He sought to create a framework that would frustrate political mischief and prevent a ruler from assuming absolute power to the detriment of the community.

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