First of all…there were 13 colonies
The chart below lists the 13 original colonies in alphabetical order, along with information about when each colony was founded and when each colony became a state:
|Connecticut||1636||January 9, 1788|
|Delaware||1638||December 7, 1787|
|Georgia||1732||January 2, 1788|
|Maryland||1633||April 28, 1788|
|Massachusetts||1620||February 6, 1788|
|New Hampshire||1638||June 21, 1788|
|New Jersey||1664||December 18, 1787|
|New York||1626||July 26, 1788|
|North Carolina||1653||November 21, 1789|
|Pennsylvania||1682||December 12, 1787|
|Rhode Island||1636||May 29, 1790|
|South Carolina||1663||May 23, 1788|
|Virginia||1607||June 25, 1788|
Colony – a territory under the immediate political control of a state. In this case the state was London.
The United States of America as it is known now was not always land of the free and home of the brave.
By the middle of the 18th Century. – English settlers had created 13 colonies in North America – each with its own assembly and governor who represented the King. As such, they creted their own little country united under the British Flag.
To find out more about the history of each colony, you can check this link out from history.com at: