What Happened in Philadelphia History 1754

Philadelphia History 1754 (Photo: Visit Philly)

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Philadelphia Historic Timeline -1754: The French and Indian War breaks out. Great Britain and France battle over territory in the western frontier of European settlement in North America, including western Pennsylvania.  1754: The French and Indian War breaks out. Great Britain and France battle over territory in the western frontier of European settlement in North America, including western Pennsylvania.


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The war forces the Quaker leadership in the Pennsylvania government to step down, because their pacifist beliefs preclude financing military operations. This marks the official end of Quaker domination in Pennsylvania politics. For the remainder of the 18th century, Quakers remain involved in emerging social issues, including the abolition movement, education for girls and African-Americans and prison reform.

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