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History Notes

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History Notes AMST 100-01

Briana Notetaker
La Salle
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Thomas Holme/ William Penn
Intro to American Studies
Francis J Ryan
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This 1 page Class Notes was uploaded by Briana Notetaker on Thursday February 18, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to AMST 100-01 at La Salle University taught by Francis J Ryan in Summer 2015. Since its upload, it has received 6 views. For similar materials see Intro to American Studies in History at La Salle University.


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Date Created: 02/18/16
Inns of Court –Law Schools; Ex: Lincolns Inn, Greys Inn, Middle Temple, Inner Temple Thomas Holme  Works with Penn in 1681 to decide how to construct the city  Holme and Penn lived through the Great Fire of London Sept.2-Sept.5 of 1666; 13000 wooden structures of London destroyed and over 70,000 people left homeless.  As a result they decided to construct 5 parks ( Center Square, NE Square, SE Square, NW Square, and SW Square)  Build those for recreation as well as a place to go where there would be a fire  First purchasers  People offered by Penn the best land on the river in front of Scroogle river ( 22ndst) and Delaware river (Front st)  People came and established their houses & Penn wanted each person to have a back yard/ large area to grow trees such as fruit trees which didn’t happen  The purchasers divided their land and sold it 1647 Old Deluder Satin Act – protect yourself from the temptations of satin by reading the bible; If you had 50 households you had to have an elementary school , If you had 100 households you had to have a grammar school ( high school) to study Latin and Greek grammar to prepare for college (Harvard was the first college in the U.S.). Hemp – Important source of thread used for making sails, rope, and clothing.


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