King James I of England granted the London Company a charter to settle the southern part of English North America. 144 men embarked on three ships to settle on the James River. The settlers endured many trials, but Jamestown became the first permanent English settlement in North America.
|Penn advertised widely to attract settlers to the new colony. He promised Freedom of religion to all who came.Penn also believed in ensuring harmonious relations with the Native Americans. He stated that every dispute with Native Americans had to be resolved by a committee of six Native American and six settlers. Penn and Native Americans|
Penn turned to fellow Quakers to help finance the settlement of the of the new colony. Their assistance allowed the dispatch of over 50 ships in 1682 and 1683, which rapidly settled the new colony. The city of Philadelphia was founded and became the capital of the new colony. The colony was governed,as the first democracy. It was governed by a legislature that was elected by all men who either owned land or paid taxes. Charter Given by Penn More on the government