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Philadelphia, the City of Brotherly Love, was settled in 1681 by Capt. William Markham, who, with a small band of colonists, had been sent out by his cousin, William Penn. Penn arrived the following year with the intention of creating a refuge for the Quakers.
In the period before the American Revolution, the city outstripped all others in the colonies in education, arts, science, industry, and commerce. In 1774-1776, the First and Second Continental Congresses met in Philadelphia, and, from 1781-1783, the city was the capital of the United States under the Articles of Confederation. In 1790, it became the nation's capital under the Constitution and remained so until the seat of the federal government moved to Washington in 1800.