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 13 Originals
Sir Richard Grenville led the fleet that brought them to the New World, the Governor of the colony was Master Ralph Lane and among the colonists was Walter Raleigh's confidant Thomas Harriot, author of "A Briefe and True Report of the New Found Land of Virginia", a chronicle of their adventure.
Although Rhode Island was one of the first colonies to embrace autonomy from the British and espouse Revolutionary ideals, it was the last of the 13 colonies to ratify the Federal Constitution and became a State in 1790.
In 1681 however, Pennsylvania's colonial status was sealed when approximately the present state of Pennsylvania was granted to William Penn, a member of the Society of Friends (Quakers), to offset a debt owed to Penn's father.
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In order to maintain the thirteen colonies as British possessions, the king needed to subdue the population and reestablish loyalty (or at least obedience) to the Crown.
Before the Thirteen Colonies became the United States, a future American citizen was born in Geneva, Switzerland.
The revolt of the Thirteen Colonies of British North America was rooted in taxation.
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 Royal Proclamation of 1763
The eastern boundary of this territory, which explicitly excluded the colony of Québec and the lands of the Hudson's Bay Co, was set along the heights of the Appalachian mountain range.
Although it proved virtually impossible for imperial authorities to check the western boundaries of the Thirteen Colonies at the Royal Proclamation line, repeated efforts were made to hold back the pressure of colonial settlement from the larger part of those lands reserved to the Indians.
Outrage against this imperial policy in the Thirteen Colonies was one of the factors responsible for the outbreak of the American Revolution in 1776.
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 Thirteen Colonies - Information from Reference.com
Although Britain held a dozen additional colonies in North America and the West Indies, the colonies referred to as the "thirteen" are those that rebelled against British rule in 1775.
Plymouth Colony - Settled in 1620 by the Pilgrims.
Plymouth was absorbed by Massachusetts Bay Colony with the issuance of the Massachusetts Bay charter of 1691.
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 Thirteen Colonies: Founding History | eThemes | eMINTS
Colonial Kids: A Celebration of Life in the 1700's
A list of digitized rare maps of many colonies and colonial regions from the University of Georgia's collection.
There is a link to an eThemes Resource on the Thirteen Colonies and the Pilgrims.
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 Thirteen Colonies Summary
The colonies, all under British control, were located along the Atlantic shore, extending from present-day Maine in the north to Georgia in the south.
The Thirteen Colonies were thirteen British colonies in North America, separately chartered and governed, that rebelled, signed the Declaration of Independence in 1776 becoming independent sovereign states, thereby establishing the United States of Ameri...
Thirteen Colonies: Betsy Ross purportedly sewed the first American flag with 13 stars and 13 stripes representing each of the 13 states.
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The colonies were bounded by the Appalachian Mountains on the west.
The colony of Virginia contained what are now the states of Virginia and West Virginia.
The colony of Massachusetts was composed of what are now the states of Massachusetts and Maine.
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 Thirteen Colonies - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Thirteen Colonies were thirteen British colonies in North America, separately chartered and governed, that rebelled against the crown and signed a Declaration of Independence in 1776 to become independent sovereign states, thereby establishing the seed for the United States of America.
Contemporaneous documents almost always listed the colonies in geographical order, roughly from north to south, as follows (the division into three regions is a later construct of historians, though New England was always considered to be a distinct region):
Britain held several other colonies on mainland North America in 1776 which did not join the thirteen in their Revolution against the Crown.
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 the Thirteen Colonies - Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Thirteen Colonies, the term used for the colonies of British North America that joined together in the American Revolution against the mother country, adopted the Declaration of Independence in 1776, and became the United States.
New World Economies: The Growth of the Thirteen Colonies and Early Canada.
Low urine colony count and incidence of infection.
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 A Hotlist on Thirteen Colonies
Thirteen Colonies - Three parts to this extensive page of information on the 13 colonies...also, includes other historical information pertinent to the era.
Colonial Kids - A page perspective with details of what life was like for kids in colonial life.
Thirteen Colonies Chart - Contains names of colonies, year founded, founder and the date it became a royal colony.
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 Thirteen Original Colonies
How the colonies were founded; location of the Middle Colonies; reinforce ideas of religious freedom; and self-government; linking causes and effects.
Students brainstorm the main characteristics of each of these colonies which are written on the chalkboard.
Comparing schools in the colonies of 1700s to the present day schools is another favorite activity.
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When Franklin went to France in the early part of the Revolution as the official diplomat and ambassador of the thirteen colonies, he came as a man of maturity, brilliance, ability, and as a world statesman.
The original thirteen colonies of America were each separately established by charters from the English Crown.
Outside of the common bond of each being a dependency and colony of the mother country, England, the colonies were not otherwise united.
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 Thirteen Colonies Essays
The 17th century establishment of New England and the Chesapeake Colonies was based upon religious freedom from England and seeking new opportunities.
Explores the similiarities and differnces of the Cheasapeake and the New England colonies During the late 16th century and into the 17th centuries.
Describes how differences in colonial motivation, religious, political structures, socio-economic, and race relation, were responsible for molding the territories.
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 Historical Eras
In 1620, a Pilgrim colony was established at Plymouth in present-day Massachusetts, followed in 1630 by the Puritan colony of Massachusetts Bay.
All of the colonies were to some degree impacted in the 18th century by a Contest for Empire, which pitted the great world powers, France and England, against one another.
Boston became the focus of colonial opposition in the Boston Massacre (1770), the Boston Tea Party (1773) and the Parliamentary response in the Coercive Acts (1774).
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 The American Revolution - The Making of America and Her Independence
The term used for the colonies of British North America that joined together in the American Revolution against the mother country, adopted the Declaration of Independence in 1776, and became the United States.
Great Britain undertook a new colonial policy intended to tighten political control over the colonies and to make them pay for their defense and return revenue to the mother country.
Boston was under British siege, and before that siege was climaxed by the costly British victory usually called the battle of Bunker Hill (June 17, 1775) the Congress had chosen (June 15, 1775) George Washington as commander in chief of the Continental Armed Forces.
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 13 Colonies/United States
New Haven Colony, founded by settlers from Massachusetts in 1638, annexed to Connecticut in 1662, when the older colony was granted a royal charter.
Delaware (1638) - Settled by Swedes; seized by the Dutch in 1655 and by the English in 1664.
Carolina was separated from Virginia and granted to a private company in 1663; divided into two colonies in 1711.
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 What you don't know can't hurt you, but what about what you've forgotten? by George Corneliussen — ...
The truth is, the thirteen colonies were more like thirteen separate countries than they were like one big country.
At its historical roots it means that once upon a time all thirteen colonies had their own way of running their respective colonies.
Each colony had to give up some of their individualism in order to become part of that new country, which they were willing to do.
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 Colonial title card   (Site not responding. Last check: )
They need you to prepare travel information for vacationers who will be traveling back into the colonial time period in their new invention, a vacation time travel machine.
Thirteen different vacations will be made possible to the original thirteen colonies.
Research one of the thirteen colonies with a partner deciding what information would be important to a time traveler visiting that colony during the 1700's.
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 Independence Hall
At the time it was the most ambitious public building in the thirteen colonies.
That document is the oldest federal constitution in existence and was framed by a convention of delegates from 12 of the original 13 colonies.
The draft comprising a preamble and seven Articles, was submitted to all thirteen states and was to take effect when ratified by nine states.
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 13 Colonies
Name the colony, the date founded, and the founder of the colony.
Description of why this colony was founded and where the settlers came from.
Explain the origin of the name and why the name was given to the colony.
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 EefyWiki - 03b: The Thirteen Colonies
Class structure in Virginia and the southern colonies tended to reflect the sharply defined upper and lower classes to be found in Great Britain.
Because they had their own charter from the king, authority over their colony was located not in Great Britain, but in Massachusetts itself.
Indeed, the colonies on the central Atlantic coast became considered the most cosmopolitan, wedged in as they were between the diligent and devout small farmers of New England, and the plantation culture of the Southern colonies.
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 First Thirteen Colonies
She sewed 13 stripes and 13 stars, one for each of the colonies.
At first a new stripe was added, too, but that ended up being too many stripes, so it was decided to keep the number of stripes at 13.
Her parents and the other colonists became known as the Lost Colony, because they disappeared.
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 the Thirteen Colonies — FactMonster.com
Thirteen Colonies, the, term used for the colonies of British North America that joined together in the American Revolution against the mother country, adopted the Declaration of Independence in 1776, and became the United States.
Continental Congress - Continental Congress Continental Congress, 1774–89, federal legislature of the Thirteen...
Georgia, state, United States - Georgia Georgia, state in the SE United States, the last of the Thirteen Colonies to be founded.
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 Thirteen Colonies information - Search.com
The Thirteen Colonies were thirteen British colonies in North America, separately chartered and governed, that rebelled, signed the Declaration of Independence in 1776 becoming independent sovereign states, thereby establishing the United States of America.
Contemporaneous documents almost always listed the colonies in geographical order, roughly from north to south, as follows (the division into three regions is a later construct of historians, though New England was always considered to be a distinct region):
Reference is sometimes seen to the Chesapeake Colonies, these being the Province of Maryland and the Colony and Dominion of Virginia; so called because they border the Chesapeake Bay.
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-A group of Puritans unhappy with the intolerance of the Massachusetts Bay Colony left with Thomas Hooker and established the settlement of Hartford in the Connecticut River Valley.
Economy: The middle colonies grew alot of grains like wheat and as a result became known as the "bread basket" of the 13 colonies.
A Map of the goods that were produced in the 13 colonies.
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 IMA Hero: Colonial Books - 13 Colonies
The Colony of New York (The Library of the Thirteen Colonies and the Lost Colony)
The Colony of North Carolina (The Library of the Thirteen Colonies and the Lost Colony)
The Colony of Pennsylvania (The Library of the Thirteen Colonies and the Lost Colony)
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 Original Thirteen Colonies Lesson Plan, American History, Teaching Worksheets
There were three sections of the country broken off and each colony (state) was part of one section.
The three sections were the New England Colonies, the Middle Colonies, and the Southern Colonies.
The settlers of the New England Colonies were known as Pilgrims.
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