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Awakenings: Pennsylvania: Freedom Rings

on December 12, 2014

This Day in History: December 12, 1787

Pennsylvania, The Keystone State, The Quaker State 

 

Pennsylvania is one of the thirteen original colonies. The Dutch and the English claimed both sides of the Delaware River as part of their colonial lands in America. The Dutch were the first to take possession, which had an impact on the history of Pennsylvania. The Founding Fathers of the United States convened in Philadelphia, were responsible for drawing up the Declaration of Independence and later the Articles of Confederation that formed 13 independent colonies into a new nation. Pennsylvania became the 2nd state to ratify the U.S. Constitution on December 12, 1787, five days after Delaware became the first. Philadelphia served as the nation’s capitol for ten years while Federal City (now Washington, D.C.) was under construction. The state capital is Harrisburg

Source: awakenings2012.blogspot.com

The Keystone State embodies large cities and small towns, where tradition thrives, Nittany Lions roar, and freedom rings. It’s where the first football game was played and the bloodiest Civil War battle was fought. Where American Independence began and America’s westward expansion commenced. Whether you prefer cheese steak or chocolate, Andy Warhol or Rocky Balboa, Pennsylvania has something for everyone!

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5 responses to “Awakenings: Pennsylvania: Freedom Rings

  1. It’s beautiful state. And very varied.

  2. The Keystone State, the Quaker State, My Home state!! If it didn’t snow there I would have never left it. I love Pennsylvania, and especially Pittsburgh, which is my hometown.

  3. Raani York says:

    I just LOVE this blog posts. They’re giving me a wonderful insight into states I haven’t been (yet).🙂

  4. Micki Peluso says:

    Carole, it’s my home state too and I wish I’d never left it, but jobs there are hard to find. I loved Williamsport the most, living there six years in a haunted house with my six kids. It’s where we lost a daughter to a DWI and had to leave. I’m so glad I wrote . . .And the Whippoorwill Sang to remember those day in Pennsylvania–the good and the bad.

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