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The great Commonwealth of Pennsylvania at one time belonged to the Dutch. It also belonged to the English. They both occupied one side of the Delaware River and fought each other over this part of new colonial America.
The Dutch established a colony near present day Lewes. The Swedes moved in and established a colony near present day Wilmington, Delaware. In 1664, King Charles II of England granted the Duke of York all the lands to include the Virginia Company of Plymouth. Meanwhile the Duke of York, sold what is present day New Jersey, to John Berkeley and George Carteret to establish a colony. This caused a conflict with the Dutch possession, and war ensued. The Dutch lost to the British. The Dutch took it back in 1672 as part of the Anglo-Dutch War. They claimed present day Delaware and Pennsylvania.
In 1681, Charles II gave William Penn a land charter to repay a debt owed to his father Admiral Penn. The Currency Act of 1764, issued by Parliament, shut down the Pennsylvania Colony. It therefore issued its own currency called Colonial Scrip. The government issued this currency, which meant no taxation and claimed to promote employment and prosperity. Benjamin Franklin printed the new currency, and it met the approval of Adam Smith.
The Stamp Act prompted the writing of the Declaration of Rights and Grievances and led to the first meeting of the thirteen colonies. The first Continental Congress 1774 led to the second at which they approved the Declaration of Independence. That led to the Articles of Confederation, which formed 13 independent colonies and eventually the Constitution of the United States. Delaware became the first state to ratify the U.S. Constitution. Pennsylvania followed to become the second.
It was at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania where the Battle of Gettysburg decided the war for the Union. Some 350,000 Pennsylvanians served in the Union Army as well as 8,600 Blacks. Pennsylvania just happens to be the site of the first commercially drilled oil well. That led to the first oil boom in the U.S. Pennsylvania has been a center point for industry and economic prosperity for a long time.
If you do business in this state, you need quality business long distance phone service. You have your choice of the major providers as well as many local companies that work to provide you with what you want in a long distance business phone service and they are very competitive.
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