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Elementary Library: 13 colonies

Lina Barrera

13 Colonies

      

Chart of the 13 Colonies

 
Colony Name Year Founded Founded By Became Royal Colony
Virginia 1607 London Company 1624
Massachusetts 1620 - Plymouth Colony 
1630 - Massachusetts Bay Colony
Puritans 1691
New Hampshire 1623 John Wheelwright 1679
Maryland 1634 Lord Baltimore N/A
Connecticut c. 1635 Thomas Hooker N/A
Rhode Island 1636 Roger Williams N/A
Delaware 1638 Peter Minuit and New Sweden Company N/A
North Carolina 1653 Virginians 1729
South Carolina 1663 Eight Nobles with a Royal Charter from Charles II 1729
New Jersey 1664 Lord Berkeley and Sir George Carteret 1702
New York 1664 Duke of York 1685
Pennsylvania 1682 William Penn N/A
Georgia 1732 James Edward Oglethorpe 1752
 

Southern Colonies

Life in the 13 Colonies

                                  

 

13 Colonies Trades and Artisans

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Boston Tea Party

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The Boston Tea Party was a protest by the American Colonists against the British government. They staged the protest by boarding three trade ships in Boston Harbor and throwing the ships' cargo of tea overboard into the ocean. They threw 342 chests of tea into the water. Some of the colonists were disguised as Mohawk Indians, but the costumes didn't fool anyone. The British knew who had destroyed the tea. 

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