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THE 13 ORIGINAL COLONIES
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founded on December 12, 1787
William Penn named it in honor of his father.
he came to America in 1682 and established Pennsylvania as a place where people could enjoy freedom of religion.
The land that became the Pennsylvania Colony had been in dispute for many years by the English, Dutch, and the Swedes.
The Pennsylvania Colony was also called the Province of Pennsylvania.
The Pennsylvania Colony was dominated by the Quaker religious beliefs and values. However there was still religious freedom for other beliefs.
Delaware was founded in 1638
The Delaware Colony was founded by Peter Minuit and New Sweden Company. Named after the Delaware River.
2 Interesting facts
The Delaware Colony was classified as one of the Middle Colonies.
Did not need a specific religion which gave religious freedom for Quakers, Catholics, Lutherans, Jews and others.
THE 13 ORIGINAL COLONIES
'The colonies that composed the original United States'
founded in 1664
John Cabot had been the first to discover North America, the British granted the land that now encompasses New Jersey to the Duke of York , who ordered Colonel Richard Nicolls to take over the area.
The Dutch, Swedes, and Finns were the first European settlers in New Jersey. Bergen, founded in 1660, was New Jersey's first permanent European settlement. In 1664 the Dutch lost New Netherlands when the British took control of the land and added it to their colonies.
New Jersey became the first state to ratify the US Constitution.
First state to sign the Bill Of Rights.
William Livingston was their first state governer.
Founded in 1732.
James Oglethorpe and 114 colonists climbed 40 feet up the Bluff from the Savannah River and founded this colony.
The last of the original 13 colonies.
Fourth state to ratify the US constitution
Named after King George ll of England.
Founded in 1636
After the war, CT worked with the rest of the colonies to form a government.
Became the 5th state to join the United States.
During the 1800s, Connecticut became more industrialized.
Southernmost state in the New England region of the US.
It's capital city is Hartford.
Founded in 1630.
Settled by a group of about 1,000 puritan refugees.
Established a theocratic government.
By the mid 1640's Massachusetts Bay had grown to more than 20,000 inhabitants.
Founded in 1632
Named in honor of Henrietta Maria.
Largest city is Baltimore
During the American Revolution, Maryland became a state in the United States.
Some believe the state was named after Mary, the mother of Jesus.
Founded in 1663 when King Charles ll gave the land to eight noble men.
First state to ratify the articles of confederation.
Eighth state to ratify the US constitution
first state to vote to secede from the Union
Founded in 1629
Named after the southern English county of Hampshire.
5th smallest, and 9th least populous of the 50 United States.
Founded in 1606
A group of Wealthy London businessmen petitioned King James to establish a colony in the new world.
stretches from the Chesapeake Bay to the Appalachian Mountain
Has the historical landmark "Monticello"
Capital is Richmond
New York was founded in 1624.
It was established at Fort Orange which is now Albany.
originally a dutch colony called New Amsterdam
the Dutch surrendered the colony to the English and it was renamed New York after the Duke of York.
Founded by Peter Minuit.
Founded in 1712.
After the American Revolution, NC became the twelfth state of the union.
The first settlement in the North Carolina region occurred in 1587.
Carolina is named in honor of King Charles's father.
John White was the father of the first English baby born in the New World
Founded in 1790
Roger Williams founded the colony.
It was one of the most liberal colonies.
known for sandy shores and seaside Colonial towns
Home to several large cities.
capital is providence.
Founded in 1636 with Rhode Island.
Founded on religious freedom.
Was originally Providence Plantation but is now Rhode Island.