American Portraits

William Penn: Faith, Not Force

In this lesson, students will review the words and actions of William Penn, who established the colony of Pennsylvania with a guarantee of freedom of worship. They will achieve the following objectives.

Founding Principles

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Freedom of Religion

The freedom to exercise one's own religious beliefs without interference from the government is essential to the existence of a free society.

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Except where authorized by citizens through the Constitution, the government does not have the authority to limit freedom.

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