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13 Colonies

U.S History
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Olivia Lin

on 2 October 2012

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Olivia Lin
Catherine Huang
Taylor Gee Introduction When England discovered the Americas, they were eager to start new colonies and gain new land. They traveled to America, and after enduring a harsh time founding the basis of life in the Americas they ended up being the 13 original colonies of the United States. Pennsylvania The 13 From New Hampshire to Georgia Original Colonies: NEW YORK hi olivia. hi olivia. Date Founded: 1733
Founded By: James Oglethrope
Reason: Give a chance to people in England to start over and be financially stable.

http://wiki.answers.com/Q/Why_was_Georgia_founded Maryland Virginia Date Founded: 1712
Founded By: Colonists of Virginia
Reason: Economic Opportunity North Carolina Date Founded: 1719
Founded By: Friends of King Charles
Reason: Economic Opportunity South Carolina Georgia - New England Massachusetts Bay Plymouth The non-puritan members were not allowed to participate in government Important Ship Building Indusrty Founded for separation from church Founded in 1830 by John Withrop Wanted to separate from the church Was one of the first English colonies founded in North America Founded in 1820 by William Bradford (cc) photo by theaucitron on Flickr http://www.buzzle.com/articles/facts-about-the-thirteen-american-colonies.html http://www.buzzle.com/articles/facts-about-the-thirteen-american-colonies.html http://www.buzzle.com/articles/facts-about-the-thirteen-american-colonies.html Later combined with Massachusetts Bay to form Massachusetts Originally a Dutch Trading post.
Connecticut provided good financial opportunities.
Settlers constantly fought with the Pequot Indians. Founded in 1639 by Thomas Hooker Founded for More Freedom Connecticut The settlers took up fishing because there was not much good soil
Named after the town Hampshire in England
Cpt. John mason first settled the area The colony was good for fishing, so it was also good for economic advantages Founded in 1638 by John Wheelright Founded in: 1681 by William
Penn Reason: create a colony for religious freedom, protect Quakers from persecution Benjamin Franklin was a citizen of this state
second colony to ratify Constitution Wanted a free government and to be able to have their own religion Roger Williams bought the land from the local Indians
The major town is Providence- the capital today Rhode Island Founded in 1647 by Roger Williams and Anne Hutchinson Reason: political and religious freedom Founded in 1664 by the Duke
Of York The Dutch sought out new
land and hoped to gain profit Dutch explorer Peter Minuit bought
Manhattan from local Indians, named it New
Amsterdam, but eventually the British took over Founded in: 1701 by settlers in the lower colonies political reasons first state to ratify Constitution
part of the Union as of 1787 Delaware Date Founded: 1607
Founded By: The London Company
Reason Founded: Economic Reasons

http://wiki.answers.com/Q/Why_was_Virginia_founded
http://wiki.answers.com/Q/When_was_Virginia_founded John Smith, and a number of rich Englishmen, sailed through the Chesapeake Bay to reach the Powhatan's river. They settled along the banks of this river and named it as 'James river' after King James I.
The English government sent many Englishmen to this new settlement, luring them with promises of discoveries of gold. Maryland was named after King Charles' wife, Queen Mary. Sir Walter was the first Englishman who came to this tribal region located between the British colony of Virginia and the Spanish colony of Florida.
The province of Carolina was split into the North and South halves in 1712. Even after being declared an independent province, South Carolina continued to be ruled by the same Lords Proprietors who ruled North Carolina.
The colonists revolted against the Proprietors and South Carolina became a royal colony in 1720. The southernmost British colony in America was Georgia, named after King George II.
Oglethorpe wanted to provide deserved land to the 'worthy poor' from England. He made Georgia a slavery-free state. http://www.buzzle.com/articles/facts-about-the-thirteen-american-colonies.html El Fin~ Thanks for watching! New Hampshire Citation added:
N/A. "Chart of the Thirteen Original Colonies." - Basic Information on the Founding of the 13 Colonies. N.p., n.d. Web. 01 Oct. 2012. <http://americanhistory.about.com/library/charts/blcolonial13.htm>.
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History of the New England Colonies in Colonial America." History of the New England Colonies. N.p., n.d. Web. 01 Oct. 2012. <http://www.kidinfo.com/american_history/colonization_ne_colonies.html>. Southern (cc) image by jantik on Flickr Founded in 1634 Calvert Family Cecil Calvert was the second Lord Baltimore. Founded in: 1664 by Lord Berkerly
and George Carteret New Jersey ... small Reason: Dutch founded the colony
for colonists to seek new lives - third state to ratify the Constitution
-territory was divided into two havles under the
supervision of the leaders http://www.buzzle.com/articles/facts-about-the-thirteen-american-colonies.html#new-jersey Middle
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