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Pennsylvania is one of five
Middle Atlantic States in the United States of America. One of Pennsylvania's
nicknames is the Quaker State; in colonial times, it was known officially as the
Quaker Province, in recognition of Quaker William Penn's First Frame of
Government constitution for Pennsylvania that guaranteed liberty of conscience.
Penn knew of the hostility Quakers faced when they opposed rituals, oaths,
violence, and ostentatious frippery.
Pennsylvania has also been known as the Keystone State since 1802, based in part
upon its central location among the original Thirteen Colonies forming the
United States. It was also a keystone state economically, having both the
industry common to the North, making such wares as Conestoga wagons and rifles,
and the agriculture common to the South, producing feed, fiber, food, and
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