The diverse society of Pennsylvania was prosperous, but William Penn considered it a failure. Why?
Although a Quaker, Penn lived a comfortable and expensive life. He was often in debt and even spent time in debtors’ prison. His profit from the colony was not enough to balance his obligations.
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