William Penn received a charter from King Charles the Second to found Pennsylvania. Evidently, the king owed William some money, so in partial payment the king gave the land to him.
Instead of doing like other colonists did and just take over the land, Mr. Penn bought the land from the natives. This makes Pennsylvania the first and possibly the only state freely sold by the Native Americans. Penn named Philadelphia from the Greek philos “love” and adelphos “brother” and It has been referred to as the City of Brotherly Love even since. Read more »