One of the original thirteen colonies, Pennsylvania was founded in 1681 as a refuge for persecuted Quakers, and became the second state to enter the Union on December 1, 1787. The state played an important role in the early history of the United States, and is therefore home to a number of significant historic sites. Both the Declaration of Independence and the US Constitution were signed in Philadelphia, a city that is often referred to as "the birthplace of the United States." Today,... więcej
Salem Press Encyclopedia, 2020. 9p.