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The 13 Colonies
Transcript of The 13 Colonies
The thirteen colonies where what the original United States were composed of.
Connecticut was founded in 1636, Governor John Hayes of the Massachusetts Bay Colony led 100 people to present day Hartford.
Connecticut was originally known as the River Colony, it was an English colony.
The settlers who formed the colony were Dutch.
Delaware was founded in 1638 by Peter Minuit and New Sweden Company.
Delaware was named after the Delaware River
Delaware was the state to ratify the United States Constitution, it did this in 1787.
Georgia was founded in 1733 when James Oglethorpe and 114 colonists climbed 40 feet up the bluff from the Savannah River
Georgia is the last and biggest of the 13 colonies.
It is also the largest state east of the Mississippi River.
Georgia is home of the world's largest drive-in restaurant.
Maryland was founded in 1634, as a haven for Roman Catholics persecuted in England.
Maryland is famous for seafood
Maryland's Mount Clare Station, built in Baltimore in 1830, was the first railroad station in the United States.
Massachusetts was founded in 1620 by Pilgrims who sailed on the Mayflower. The land they landed on was named Plymouth and they had the first Thanksgiving there.
The Fig Newton was named after Newton, Massachusetts.
There is a house in Rockport, Massachusetts built entirely out of Newspaper.
New Hampshire was founded on the division in 1629 of a land grant given 7 years previously by the Council for New England to Captain John Mason and Sir Ferdinando Gorges.
The first potato planted in the United States was planted in New Hampshire.
Captain John Smith named New Hampshire after the town of Hampshire, England.
New Jersey was founded in 1664 when the Duke of York assigned Lord Berkeley and Sir George Carteret the tract of country the east of the Delaware River, and extending to the Hudson and the Atlantic.
New Jersey has the most diners in the world.
Atlantic City is where the street names came from for the game Monopoly.
New York was founded in 1664. It was originally a Dutch colony, but in 1664 the Dutch surrendered the colony to the English.
New York is often called the Empire State and the Big Apple.
New York was originally called New Amsterdam.
North Carolina was founded in 1653 by Virginia colonists.
North Carolina was named after Charles IX of France and King Charles I and King Charles II of England.
Krispy Kreme doughnuts were founded in North Carolina.
The first miniature golf course was also built in North Carolina.
Pennsylvania was founded in 1681 by William Penn.
Hershey, Pennsylvania is considered the chocolate capital of the world.
Betsy Ross made the first American flag in Philadelphia.
Rhode Island was founded in 1636 by Roger Williams, who called it Providence Plantation and declared it a place of religious freedom.
Rhode Island is the smallest state in the United States.
Rhode Island was the last of the thirteen colonies to become a state.
South Carolina was founded in 1663 when King Charles II gave the land to eight noble men known as the Lords Proprietors.
The state dance of South Carolina is the Shag!!
Johnston, South Carolina is known as the peach capitol of the world.
Virginia was founded in 1607, John Smith and other colonists including John Rolfe backed by the London Company, at Jamestown.
The first peanuts grown in the United States were grown in Virginia.
The first Thanksgiving in North America was held in Virginia in 1619.