The New Land

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:

Founded Statehood
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.

colonies america

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:

http://www.history.com/topics/thirteen-colonies

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