William Penn had ideological beliefs that could provide an important foundation for the development of Pennsylvania into a tolerant society. He believed in liberty of conscience, the constraints of faith and the role of the state in religious matters. As well as his attitudes towards people of different ethnics or beliefs, and most important, he believed that people should believe in any religion they wanted to, without being persecuted, which he defined as illegal, immoral, and contrary to both reason and nature. After all, Penn attempted to convert a group of Labadist living in Herford, Germany, to Quakerism. He travelled a lot to some countries for the recruitment of German, Dutch, and French emigrants to Pennsylvania. Penn made missionary journeys to Holland and the Rhineland, in 1677 and 1686. These travels were devoted not only to preaching Quaker Doctrines and advocating religious toleration but also to recruit colonists for the Quaker provinces of East and West Jersey and Pennsylvania.
Furthermore, Penn's immediate goal was to secure the rights and privileges of Englishmen to his fellow Quakers. Establishment of freedom of conscience with equal civil rights for all, not the more limited toleration, was Penn's goal. After some colonial laws were established, Penn had finally achieved his goals and beliefs.
Although, Penn’s inconsistent beliefs had him believing that people should follow rules, like the Ten Commandments, which makes his belief of liberty of conscience inconsistent. He believed that if all people lived moral lives in accordance with such basic tenets, peace and prosperity would come to the state. He did not respect all varieties of Christianity; he suggested restricting the rights of English Catholics. In addition, a person that believes in liberty of liberty and freedom of speech should agree and respect all religions, independent of their doctrines and beliefs.
...John A. Moretta author of WilliamPenn and the Quaker Legacy, writes William Penn’s life in a positive way and explains how his work and effort over the years made a change today in history for the United States of America. Being one of the most successful leaders in history, Moretta explains and supports Penn’s decisions over the years. Believer of good relations, Penn had successful treaties with Indian tribes and resulted the development of the Province of Pennsylvania that today is the state of Pennsylvania. Penn’s success made a big change for Pennsylvania. Moretta starts the novel by telling us how Penn was more attached to his mother, his father never had time for him and was always gone, showing the lacking of a male role model. Over the years William Penn’s father moved his family to Ireland, were he was introduced to Quakerism when a preacher did a sermon at their house and WilliamPenn was very moved by it.
It all started when Penn started to understand his religion, he noticed he didn’t believe in some of the things he was studying. He then joined a Religious Society of Friends or Quakers with the risk of going to jail as well as going against his family’s beliefs. Penn was caught when attending a meeting and was sent to jail, he protested he was a Quaker and was let go. Penn continued...
... settlers will often return to the comfortable ideal and moral of their mother country, England. WilliamPenn was determined to initiate an idea of equality in the hearts of Americans. Over time and dedication, he was able to study how the court system can work in his favor to reinvent his presentation and accomplish his objectives. The defining actions of Penn established his position as an American Hero through the Peace Era, a period of time that may not have been considered existent without him. His contributions unfolded a path of “liberty” among the minds of our founding fathers. This idea of liberty in the states, until then, was unprecedented. With this notion, launched the start of religious equality and the “unalienable rights” of men.
Early on in history, WilliamPenn, utilizing his resources, accrued a bond with the most powerful people to help him in his fight against injustice. Being the son of Admiral Penn, William would be asked to serve as his personal assistant. This gave young Penn an insight to high command and leadership, an experience that becomes useful much later. Through William Penn’s service to his father, he was able to build a cordial relationship towards the King and future King James II. These early experiences truly influence how Penn was able to become successful later on. Utilizing this established...
...WilliamPennWilliamPenn was born October 14, 1644 in London too Admiral Penn and Margret Penn.
William was an adventurous little boy catching and finding anything he could. He was an extremely fast runner and could run three miles nonstop.
When William was very young he got smallpox and it left him bald; he always had to wear a wig.
When William was four years old a group of rebels rose up against the King or Roundheads, as they were called, over threw King Charles and beheaded him. They went on beheading anyone loyal to the King. William’s father was one of the main leaders and was the captain over the rebel’s ships and he over threw the King’s navy.
When the rebellion was over William’s father, now Sir WilliamPenn, decided to move into the countryside. William grew up in the country horseback riding, hunting, and doing anything he wanted to.
The Penn’s did not really have a religion and Sir WilliamPenn liked it that way. One day William’s father heard about the peasants that worked the Penn’s land were having revivals. Penn’s father decided to invite the man who was heading these meetings to their home to preach and for anyone else that wanted to hear him. The man’s name was Thomas Loe; he was a Quaker and Quakers were looked down upon through all of...
...WilliamPenn and the Quaker Legacy
For many Americans, WilliamPenn is just known as the Quaker leader who founded Pennsylvania and for his ‘Holy Experiment’. Penn’s achievements were far greater than just the founding of a colony. He had devotion and spirit and love for the Quaker sect and in turn spent his whole life trying to get others to see the good in Quakerism and create toleration for the religion. In the biography of WilliamPenn and the Quaker Legacy, John Moretta asserts that WilliamPenn is one of the most significant figures of American History and many of America’s principles were created in his time.
On October 14, 1644 WilliamPenn was born in London, England. His parents were Sir WilliamPenn, an Admiral, and Margaret Penn, the daughter of Anglo-Irish parents. Sir WilliamPenn was an esteemed member of the Royal Navy and just as his career kicked off, his son was born. Sir WilliamPenn found himself having to decide between his family and England. As most Englishmen did, Sir WilliamPenn chose England. His father believed that his main priority was to provide for the whole family, not help raise his son. This resulted in him not being present for the first two years of...
WilliamPenn was a holy man, a do-gooder by all means, who in 1681, was granted land in the New World, and set out to commence his “Religious Experiment”, with his Quaker brethren. Penn had a vision for his own utopia and would end up investing all of his assets in the newly found colony which is now Pennsylvania. Much of his money as well as other investors’ went to the process of actually acquiring the land which was one of the most crucial objectives in Penn’s plan. Because WilliamPenn was a religious man, and because the land he acquired was already partially settled by native tribes, the financial capital needed to execute a smooth and peaceful transaction was quite enormous for the time.
The Quakers believe that everything they do and anything that happens to them is a reflection of their communication with God. In this case, Penn believed acquiring the land fairly with money and goods was the best thing to do. His idea of a land with borders was radical for the time but he knew it could be successful if he maintained a good relationship with all those who surrounded him, a principal Penn was raised on and took advantage of throughout his life. Through the relationships he had developed Penn managed to start his colony, however not all he investors shared the same mission as...
In The Prince by Machiavelli he describes three different ways that a Prince can acquire the throne; these include good fortune, merit, and crime. In Macbeth by William Shakespeare the reader can conclude that Macbeth obtained the throne through crime only. He does this by influence from the three evil witches, betraying his loyal king, and setting up the guards.
To begin with, in Macbeth three witches come to visit Macbeth and Banquo. Well they are there they inform Macbeth that he will soon become king. When the witches state, “You greet with present grace and great prediction of noble having and of royal hope that he seems rapt withal” (Act I, Scene III, Pg. 6), they confuse Macbeth because the living and grand King Duncan is still alive and well. The witches in Macbeth represent evil and misdeed because they make Macbeth start thinking about the treacherous deed that he would have to do to become king. This relates to Machiavelli when he describes a Prince committing wickedness to become king especially when he states “Yet it cannot be called talent to slay fellow-citizens, to deceive friends, to be without faith, without mercy, without religion; such methods may gain empire, but not glory” (Machiavelli), because he is illustrating that a Prince gaining the throne would be willing to kill, lie, and deceive anyone or anything that gets in his way. Machiavellis reasoning compares to Macbeth because Macbeth is willing to...
...WilliamPenn Summary and Legacy
John A. Morettam author of WilliamPenn and the Quaker Legacy, presents William Penn's life in a very informational and positively biased story through his years. He looks majorily on the side that William Penn's decisions were right and that his childhood and young adulthood, founding of Pennsylvania, and in his later years his selling of Pennsylvania were all done well.WilliamPenn accomplished a lot and was an esteemed gentleman, and the author really portays him as such while describing everything William did, as well as his relationships. And so the novel starts off with William Penn's father's influence on WilliamPenn Jr. in many different ways. In the beginning of the story it was neglect. He was always gone and never had time for WilliamPenn Jr. WilliamPenn Jr. became very close to his mother as a result. Not having his fathers companionship created a lacking of a male role model, as well as his teachers lacking male role model potential. When WilliamPenn Sr. moved his family to Ireland he was able to bond more with WilliamPenn Jr. and this helped him and many different ways. His introduction to Quakerism was realized in Ireland when a preacher did a...
...to the court room in Old bailey, London on September 5th 1670 where the controversial case between the crown and WilliamPenn was occurring. Penn himself was a leader of the Quakers, a religious cult banned by the government and forbidden to meet in any building for worship. WilliamPenn took to a quiet street, along with a peaceful group Quakers, for the purpose of worship due to their standing restriction. “Penn and William Mead, were arrested on a charge of disturbing the King's peace and summoned to stand trial” (“The Trial”). In the broadcast and the title of the episode, Mead, a major character in the trial was not mentioned as being part of the trial. The Episode is called “WilliamPenn Trial Ep.88 “(Goodman) leaving Mead out and without prior knowledge one wouldn’t know of his existence. The recorder in the broadcast stated “gentleman of the jury are you agreed upon a verdict….prisoner arise” (Goodman, 04:35). The word prisoner is in singular form, proving that in the show Mead was not a part of the trial.
CBS figurative reporters introduced the story to its listeners as first-hand account in the courtroom. In their opening words they state “You are there is based on historical fact and quotation” (Goodman, 02:04). However they failed to state William Penn’s and Mead side of case against the crown. The show misrepresented the...