The Thirteen Colonies were a group of British colonies that declared independence. They formed the United States in 1776. The colonies consisted of: Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Georgia, Conneticut, Massachusetts Bay, Maryland, South Carolina, New Hampshire, Virginia, New York, North Carolina, and Rhode Island. The New England Colonies included, New Hampshire, Massachusetts Bay, Rhode Island, and Conneticut. All of these colonies (with the exception of New Hampshire which was goverened as a royal colony) were founded as refuge for all sorts of different religious groups.
The original 13 colonies of the United States were formed in 1732. Each of these had local governments and their populations grew quickly throughout the mid-1700s. However during this time tensions between the American colonies and the British government began to arise as the American colonists were subject to British taxation but had no representation in the British Parliament.
At the start of the colonial era, Puritans were the first of many Europeans to settle on American ground. They came to America with a mission of having “ a city on a hill.” As a result, the Puritans wanted to become a model society for everyone to mimic after. Puritans migrated to America in hopes to live in a purified society.
The changes that the Revolutionary war established helped modernize different facets of the world that have lasted even until today. The Revolutionary war, has put into effect political, societal, and economical, development not only in the United States but around the world as well. The reforms that occurred during this time are determining factors which shaped the United States we live in today. Colonial America, the loosely structured group of thirteen states which fought back against the vast empire of England, reversed its role through
America in the 1830’s was bigger than it had ever been, and expansion was just beginning. Americans were packing up their belongings and moving west to start new states, new cities and new lives for their families. Thomas Jefferson’s idea of Manifest Destiny was truly coming to light but sadly, it came at the expense of the many Native American tribes. Following the Indian Removal Act of 1830 that was signed by the current President Andrew Jackson, many Native American tribes living in what was now southeast America, were forced to leave their homes and migrate west. The removal of these tribes left more land for white Americans to settle in without the threat of attacks from Native tribes.
After the expeditions of Christopher Columbus in 1492 the new world would become to be the Americas, but first the establishment of the colonies would arise. Bringing forth the settlers and gentry to launch the new world into existence, which would be hard because of the many different settlers viewed. Although the struggles of the colonies and differences were many theirs unity among them prevailed. The 13 colonies were divided by six sub-regions which were New England, Atlantic Islands, Caribbean, Middle Colonies, and the Lower South. The southern regions are composed of five different states Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia.
The discovery of the new world made a change in the world of the Native American as well as the Afro American. This change would eventually lead to high slave numbers. As a result the discovery of the new world by Columbus in 1492 several European countries went to the Americas and founded colonies there. However, when the Europeans came to the America’s to found the colonies in the seventeenth and eighteenth century there were already people living there. Europeans know the people that were living there now as Native American, however at the time of the colonials they knew them as Indians.
“We all say not war, we are all for justice and peace. But sometimes in order to maintain peace, armed action is necessary. But we hope it won’t be the case"-by Silvio Bersuconi. This quote was said by former Italian Prime Minister who spoke about war.
“By the end of the 16th century, promoters of colonization could argue that Europeans should establish settlements in the Americas because this territory had become, to them, a grand shopping emporium where whatever Europeans wanted could be found. Reports of travelers printed across the continent made knowledge about American resources common and encouraged further colonizing
Changes in Land Changes in the Land: Indians, Colonists, and the Ecology of New England deeply examine several changes that occurred in the new land after invasion made by colonists. Thus, changes affected not only the people but also the environment. The shift of dominance from Indian dominance to European dominance stated in the book. Moreover, the effect of this dominance on the environment and culture of the original inhabitants and most of them coming from Indian origin is stated by Cronon. There were fundamental notable reorganizations in how things were generally done after an invasion by settlers.
This led to the Articles of Confederation which gave most of the powers traditionally held by the national government to the states. This spread out the power within the country, with 13 different governments. There were many reasons the colonists felt they should do this, but there was also many difficulties with this. Eventually though, the states decided it was for the best to band together and create a new constitution.
New England and the Middle Colonies are 2 Colonies that are total opposites from each other, but do have some similarities. New England had no religious freedom because if you were not puritan then you could not live there. On the other hand, the Middle Colonies did have religious freedom, you could be a Quaker, Lutheran, Jewish, Catholic or French and a lot more as well. New England and the Middle Colonies share some similarities based on religion and other things as well. Some similarities were that the church was an important part of both New England and Middle Colonies towns.
The United States of America was once a divided North America. There were the New England Colonies, the Middle Colonies, and the Southern Colonies. Which were all formed in the 1700’s. Although these colonies were soon to be one big country, They had lots of differences and similarities, Like their people, land, and economics. One of the many similarities between the colonies is that they all practiced religion, mostly Christian.
The New England and Southern Colonies had many of the same purposes for establishing colonies, what separated them is the land in which they settled and their specific backgrounds. Both the Southern and the New England Colonies were established by the king, or were indirectly controlled by the king, in order for the king to gain money, which the colonists didn’t like although there were often indirectly rules by the king, which was better than living in England. Georgia, a southern colony, was established in order to relieve colonists of their debt to the king, and the New England colonies were established for religious freedom. Both the Southern and the New England Colonies were early democracies; in Virginia there was the House of Burgesses, and in Connecticut there was the Fundamental Orders of Connecticut. The colonists were tired of a monarchy and were ready for democracy and freedom.