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What colony’s founders believed that tolerance was a great virtue?

A. Pennsylvania

B. Georgia

C. Virginia

D. Massachusetts

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Answer: A. Pennsylvania

William Penn, the founder of Pennsylvania believed that intolerance helped him greatly in the foundation of the state of Pennsylvania. He criticized the law on discrimination and supported religious tolerance. He was a Quaker who faced a certain level of persecution. With this, the State of Pennsylvania was named after him. Pennsylvania, gotten from the joining of the English name “Penn” to the Latin word “Sylvania” meaning woodlands, was first named New Whales but was later changed in honor of Penn. Penn emphasized strengthening the community and with this; he created a difference in the community.

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