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Pennsylvania
Founded in
1682
by
William Penn
because
as a Quaker haven
History:
Pennsylvania entered the Union on December 12, 1787, making it second after Delaware. Pennsylvania means “Penn’s woodland.” It was named in honor of Admiral William Penn, whose son, William Penn, founded the colony as a haven for members of the Society of Friends, or Quakers, and other religious minorities in 1682.