- Given a huge tract of land in North America and named it, in honor of the Admiral,
"Pennsilvania," or Penn's Woods.
- Had many visions and hopes for this new Land of Promise: Pennsylvania.
- Penn named Philadelphia, a name which he interpreted to mean "the city of
- Penn's Quaker principles existed in the life of the colony
- Took steps to establish peaceful relations with the Indians, whom he respected.
- Adopted of a new frame of government, the Charter of Privileges, in October,
- Penn succeeded in retaining his colony
- Died never having a chance to enjoy the colony for which he was responsible.
Military hero to Pennsylvania: Professional soldier who participated in the French and Indian War and Pontiac war. Defeated
the enimies, rescued soldiers from Indian captivity.
Henry Bouquet was one of the major military figures of colonial American history
The first important professional soldier in Pennsylvania history.
Had Bouquet not broken the Indian power at Bushy Run and on the Muskingum, the settlement of western Pennsylvania would
have been delayed for many years, and the American patriots of Revolutionary days would have had no foothold beyond the mountains
from which to establish a claim to the western territories.
He became elected America's fifteenth president.
Political career consisted of service in Pennsylvania's
General Assembly, United States congressman, United States senator, minister to Russia, secretary of state under President
James K. Polk, and ambassador to Great Britain.
Reputation as a competent and thorough lawyer
Buchanan won a special
election to the United States Senate in 1834 where he served continuously until 1845.
He promoted the notion that governmental
power ought always to be held in check by a strict interpretation of the United States Constitution and counseled restraint
on the part of both private individuals and elected officials with regard to the contentious issue of slavery.
like many southerners, had favored extending the 1820 Missouri Compromise line to the Pacific.