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William Penn: Liberty and Justice for All (Heroes of History #5)

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The Heroes of History series chronicles the true stories of fascinating men and women who changed the course of history.

In a world where freedoms were subject to the whims of rulers, William Penn worked passionately for religious tolerance. When this Quaker reformer secured a land grant in America, he laid for Pennsylvania a foundation of liberty, justice, fairness, and to
Paperback, 199 pages
Published August 1st 2001 by Emerald Books
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Jan 27, 2016 Dan rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Nothing to exciting but does the job.

I wanted something to give me an overview of William Penn after seeing a movie about him. Think of Penn as the original Founding Father, a century before Jefferson inked the Declaration of independence. Penn formed the Charter of Privileges, which gave the citizens of the Colony of Pennsylvania freedom of Religion. Much more this was also a declaration of freedom of thought and expressed the belief that all men are created equal. Heretical thoughts at the tim
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The book is interesting and well written. It was a great biography and was hardly ever boring. Great for Pennsylvanians and others studying history.
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Janet and Geoff Benge are a husband and wife writing team with twenty years of writing experience. They are best known for the books in the two series Christian Heroes: Then & Now series and Heroes of History. Janet is a former elementary school teacher. Geoff holds a degree in history. Together they have a passion to make history come alive for a new generation. Originally from New Zealand, t ...more
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“To help pass the time, William set to work writing. He called the first tract he wrote in Newgate Prison The Great Case for Liberty of Conscience. In the tract he argued that a person could be free only if he or she had choices to make, and when those choices were made for a person by someone over him or her, everyone loses out. People must be allowed to test the truth of their beliefs for themselves and see if that was what they really believed or merely what they had been made to believe.” 0 likes
“While William Penn, in the end, spent only a short period of time in Pennsylvania, in the time he was there he left an indelible mark upon the place. And when a group of men gathered together in his city of Philadelphia in 1787 to draft a constitution for the fledgling United States of America, the ideals of William Penn from nearly a hundred years before about liberty, justice, fairness, and tolerance guided much of their thinking and discussion. Indeed, Thomas Jefferson, one of the men present at that gathering, called William Penn “the greatest lawgiver the world has produced.” 0 likes
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