The Quakers settled in Pennsylvania from 1675 to 1725. One reason they came to America was because they were persecuted in England. Another reason was because of the low cost of land in America. William Penn, a famous Quaker, was the founder of Pennsylvania. In 1681, he received a charter from the King of England to found Pennsylvania. Another settlement of the Quakers, in Plainfield, New Jersey, was owned by the Quakers of Pennsylvania. The Quakers paid the Indians for all of the land that they took. They never had any difficulties with the Indians. The first Quaker college, Earlham College, was founded in Richmond, Indiana, a Quaker settlement.
Early Quaker immigrants in America were not welcomed. They were persecuted in Boston, Massachusetts. The Puritans thought that they were dangerous. They also thought of them as heretics. Some Quakers were hanged. The Quakers were charged with blasphemy and disturbing the peace. Others were accused of believing that they had some sort of powers and thought that they were God. They did not believe this, of course. They were the dominant religion in Pennsylvania until 1756. By the early 1700s every colony had Quaker meetings except for Connecticut and South Carolina.