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Virginia & Pennsylvania


“Did You Know???”


VA - The Mother of States


Did  you know that eight states were carved from land that was originally known as Virginia?  They were Kentucky, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota and West Virginia


VA - The Mother of Presidents


Did you know that eight presidents came from Virginia?  They were George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, James Monroe, William Henry Harrison, John Tyler, Zachary Taylor and Woodrow Wilson.


PA - The Quakers or Society of Friends and The Abolitionists


Did  you know that after following the teachings of one George Fox in England, William Penn was actually a trustee in a Quaker community in West Jersey before founding Pennsylvania?


PA - Did you know that The Quakers or Society of Friends as they were called, helped to establish The Underground Railroad for slaves to escape, and after The Civil War went south to establish the first schools to educate the newly freed slaves.


PA - Did you know that in 1833 Quaker abolitionist Lucretia Mott founded the Philadelphia Female Anti-Slavery Society?  


PA - Did you know that in just three days after it opened in 1838, the meeting hall for the Pennsylvania Anti-Slavery Society was burned to the ground?



PA - The Conscience of the Founding Fathers


Did you know that after the Continental Congress was founded in Philadelphia Thomas Jefferson spoke out against slavery during the drafting of The Declaration of Independence as George Mason did at The Constitutional Convention?

Did you know that before his death Benjamin Franklin was president of The Abolitionist  Society of Philadelphia?




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