The Colonial Diary
By Melissa G.
After the settlement of Pennsylvania, William Penn (picture on the right) builds Philadelphia, the first and biggest city in our colonies. The city is off to a great start! First of all, Philadelphia is built where the Schuyill and the Delaware Rivers meet, which makes it the perfect place to trade and sell things. Also, in Philadelphia, citizens can vote people to the Pennsylvania Assembly where they create and abolish laws. This gives the people more power. Also, very recently, Penn made a couple of treaties with the Lenni Lenape, so our capitol city is sure that you’re safe from Indians. Philadelphia also is home to a remarkable man who goes by the name of Benjamin Franklin. He has created many inventions, which makes Philadelphia the most up to date city in the colonies. Some of these inventions are the battery, the odometer, the lightning rod, bifocals, and the Pennsylvanian stove. He has started a firehouse, a hospital, a post office, a library and other useful utilities. He also bought his own printing shop and has published his own book of sayings called Poor Richard’s Almanac. Philadelphia is also full of opportunities for apprentices, artisans, and laborers. Also, no matter what religion you are, all Christians can live together in Pennsylvania. As you can see, Philadelphia is reaching the limit!