One of the original 13 colonies, Pennsylvania was founded by William Penn as a haven for his fellow Quakers. Pennsylvania’s capital, Philadelphia, was the site associated with the first and second Continental Congresses in 1774 and 1775, the latter of which produced the Declaration of Independence, sparking the American Revolution. After the war, Pennsylvania became the second state, after Delaware, to ratify the U.S. Constitution. Into the American Civil War (1861-1865), Pennsylvania was your website regarding the Battle of Gettysburg, in which Union General George Meade defeated Confederate General Robert E. Lee, bringing a finish into the Confederacy’s Northern invasion, along with Lincoln’s famous Gettysburg Address. Tourists are interested in Pennsylvania by its monuments to America’s revolutionary history, includingIndependence Hall together with Liberty Bell. Famous Pennsylvanians include patriot and inventor Benjamin Franklin, frontiersman Daniel Boone, painter Mary Cassatt,inventor Robert Fulton and comedian Bill Cosby.
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