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13 Original Colonies
Transcript of 13 Original Colonies
The Swedish made the first settlement
Delaware was the first state to ratify the Constitution. Massachusetts was founded by Bradford and John Withrope. Massachusetts was founded in 1620/1630. Massachusetts was founded to escape religious freedom and to separate from the church the English wanted more land. The Boston Tea Party was conducted here.
Georgia is famous for educators and writers. Massachusetts was annexed to the United States on February 6, 1788. Massachusetts Rhode Island Rhode Island was founded in 1647. Rhode Island was founded by Roger Williams and Anne Hutchinson. Rhode Island was founded so the colonists could have a free government. Rhode Island was the first state to renounce allegiance to Great Britain and declare independence.
Rhode Island major industry was agriculture, such as live stock, dairy,fishing and manufacturing.
Rhode Island was last to ratify the United States constitution. Connecticut Connecticut was founded in 1639. Connecticut was founded by Thomas Hooker. Connecticut was founded because the Puritans were seeking a new settlements. Here a bloody war occurred between the english and the Indians known as the Pequot War.
Got its name from an indian name “Quinatucquet", meaning “beside the long tidal river”.
The Fundamental Orders of Connecticut were created in 1639. Many believe that this written Constitution would become the basis for the later United States Constitution. New Hampshire was founded in 1679. New Hampshire New Hampshire was founded by John Wheelright. New Hampshire was founded because of economic reasons . This colony was part of Massachusetts at one time until England granted Massachusetts a royal charter in 1679.
They were the ninth state to ratify to the Constitution.
New Hampshire is as explored many times by the French and English. Georgia Georgia was founded in 1732. Georgia was founded by James Oglethrope. Georgia was founded to serve as a place where debaters in prison could go to get a fresh start, it served as a barrier against Spanish expansion from Florida, and for economic reasons. Georgia was the first state to ratify the new constitution after the war ended.
In 1752, plantations and slavery became a major part of Georgia.
The founder was a prison reformer. Delaware was founded by Peter Minuit and settlers from the lower counties. Maryland North Carolina South Carolina Delaware was founded for political reasons. Maryland was founded in 1634. New York was first founded in 1624, then again in 1664. . It was founded by the DUtch West India Co. first and then by James, Duke of York. It was founded because the Dutch were seeking new lives and James, the Duke of York wanted it for business. New York was the eleventh state to ratify the Constitution.
New York was named New Amsterdam when it was owned by the Dutch.
New Amsterdam was given up to the British without any bloodshed. New Jersey New Jersey was founded in 1664. New Jersey was founded by Lord Berkeley and Sir George Carteret. New Jersey was founded because the British wanted to colonize more of the Americas. The first settlement in New Jersey was made by the Dutch.
The first British settlement was named Elizabethtown.
The land in New Jersey were sold at low prices and the settlers there were allowed to have political and religious freedom. Pennsylvania was founded in 1681 Pennsylvania was founded by William Penn. Pennsylvania was founded because English Quakers and other Europeans were seeking religious freedom and equality. Maryland was founded
because Catholics and
Protestants were seeking
religious and political freedom. The founder of Maryland
was Leonard Calvert. King Charles I of England specified that the name for the new colony was to be called Maryland in honor of his wife, Queen Henrietta Maria.
By 1775 Maryland was governed as a Proprietary Colony.
Economics and Trade: Concentrated on agriculture and developed the plantations exporting tobacco, cotton, corn, vegetables, grain, fruit and livestock. North Carolina was founded in 1712. North Carolina was founded
because economic reasons.
By 1775 North Carolina was governed as a Royal Colony.
Nathaniel Batts becomes the earliest permanent settler in North Carolina.
The warm climate made it possible to grow crops throughout the year and was ideal for plantations. Pennsylvania was the second state to ratify the Constitution.
Pennsylvania had a representative assembly elected by the landowners.
Pennsylvania was named after William Penn 's father. The founders of North Carolina
were settlers from Virginia. The founder of Virginia was Captain John Smith of the London Company. Virginia was founded in 1607. Virginia was founded for economic reasons. Virginia was named after Elizabeth I, the Virgin Queen.
Jamestown was the first permanent English settlement in the Americas.
The major cash crop of Virginia was tobacco. Pennsylvania The founder of South Carolina
were the friends of King Charles. South Carolina was founded in 1719. South Carolina was founded
because of economic reasons. Its major town was Charleston.
The original name of the colony was the Province of South Carolina, later South Carolina
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