In its feature on Pennsylvania, “The U.S. Explained” video series by That Is Interesting looked at the Keystone State’s history, geography, and culture and found it to be one of the most fascinating states in the nation.
Pennsylvania’s moniker is tied to the state’s historical significance since both the Declaration of Independence and Constitution were signed in Philadelphia.
Another interesting fact about Pennsylvania is that it is a commonwealth, which is a traditional term that emphasizes community.
Pennsylvania is also one of the states with a flourishing Amish community, especially in nearby Lancaster County. The Amish maintain a more traditional way of life, choosing to forego modern technology and focus more on a rural lifestyle that involves impressive community projects such as barn raisings.
The state also has a unique rivalry between two local convenience stores, Sheetz and Wawa, each of which has an incredibly loyal following.