What were the original 13 colonies that became the first US states?
- Virginia (1607) - Established by the London Company
- New Jersey (1618) - Originally settled by the Dutch, but seized by the English in 1664.
- Massachusetts (1620) - Founded as two colonies: Plymouth Colony (1620), settled by the Pilgrims; and Massachusetts Bay Colony (1630), settled by the Puritans. They were united in 1691, and annexed Maine, which had been colonized by the New England Council in the 1620's.
- New Hampshire (1622) - Originally part of Maine, then a colony from 1629 until annexed by Massachusetts, 1641-1643. Became a separate colony again in 1679.
- Pennsylvania (1623) - Originally settled by Dutch and Swedes. Came under English control in the 1664 and was granted to William Penn by Charles II in 1681.
- New York (1624) - Founded as New Netherland by the Dutch West India Company. Seized by the English in 1664 and renamed.
- Maryland (1634) - Granted to Lord Baltimore.
- Connecticut (1635) - Founded by settlers from Massachusetts and other colonies. New Haven Colony, founded by settlers from Massachusetts in 1638, annexed to Connecticut in 1662, when the older colony was granted a royal charter.
- Rhode Island (1636) - Settled by two groups from Massachusetts and united in 1644. Chartered by King Charles II in 1663.
- Delaware (1638) - Settled by Swedes; seized by the Dutch in 1655 and by the English in 1664. Granted to William Penn in 1682.
- North Carolina (1653) - Settled by pioneers from other colonies. Carolina was separated from Virginia and granted to a private company in 1663; divided into two colonies in 1711. Made a royal providence in 1729.
- South Carolina (1670) - Originally part of Carolina Colony. Was separated from North Carolina in 1711, and became a royal providence in 1729.
- Georgia (1733) - Granted to a private company by George II in 1732 and settled a year later in Savannah.
Here are the colonies in geographical order, roughly from north to south. The division into three regions is a later construct of historians, though New England was always considered to be a distinct region.
Province of New Hampshire, later New Hampshire
Province of Massachusetts Bay, later Massachusetts and Maine
Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, later Rhode Island and Providence Plantations Connecticut Colony, later Connecticut
Province of New York, later New York and Vermont
Province of New Jersey, later New Jersey
Province of Pennsylvania, later Pennsylvania
Delaware Colony later Delaware
Province of Maryland, later Maryland
Colony and Dominion of Virginia, later Virginia, Kentucky and West Virginia
Province of North Carolina, later North Carolina and Tennessee
Province of South Carolina, later South Carolina
Province of Georgia, later Georgia
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13 original states of the US . georgia, south carolina, north carolina, virginia, maryland, delaware, pennsylvania, new jersey, connecticut, new york, new hampshire, massac…husetts, Rhode Island.
ANSWER All 13. New Hampshire, Massachusettes, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvainia, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, North Caroloina, South Carolina,G…eorgia
Vermont was the 14th State.
Answer . Vermont was the 14th state.
1. Virginia 2. Delaware 3. New Hampshire 4. New York 5. Rhode Island 6. Massachusetts 7. New Jersey 8. South Carolina 9. North Carolina 10. Georgia 11. Connecticut 12. Pennsy…lvania 13. Maryland *not in order
A great, great trivia question: Vermont!
The 13 Original Colonies Were: - Conneticut - Deleware - Georgia - Maryland - Massachusetts - New Hampshire - New York - North Carolina - Pennsylvania - Rhode Island - South C…arolina - Virginia (Listed In Alphabetical Order)
The 13 original American colonies were: - Connecticut - Massachusetts - Delaware - Georgia - Maryland - New York - New Jersey - New Hampshire - North Carolina - Pennsylvania …- Rhode Island - South Carolina - Virginia
The first state admitted to the Union after the original 13 wasVermont. It was admitted on March 4, 1791. Rhode Island was the13th.
The original thirteen colonies were Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, South Carolina, Pennsylvania,… Rhode Island and Virginia\n. \ninfo here:\nhttp://www.scarborough.k12.me.us/wis/teachers/dtewhey/webquest/colonial/13_original_colonies.htm
This may be a trick question. The state of Delaware often claims (as on its license plates) to be "the first state", because it was the first state that voted to ratify the U….S. Constitution in 1787, and that may be what you are expected to answer. In fact, it is the common way of listing the "order of the states", including in the recent state coins.\n. \nBut Delaware was not the first state settled or organized as a colony nor (later)as a state (with its own state as opposed to colonial government). And even when it comes to the Constitution, the claim is confused because:\n. \na) the 13 colonies were already ALL "states" before the Constitution was drawn up to replace the Articles of Confederation. In one sense, all 13 became states of the U.S. (as opposed to individual, independent states) at the SAME TIME when they together declared independence in July 1776. This was different from the formation of all the later states added and "admitted" to the Union in later years.\n. \nb) the U.S. Constitution of 1787 itself provided for the document's going into effect only when 2/3 (that is, initially, nine) of the states had ratified it. Thus the "first to ratify" would not come under the Constitution one moment sooner than the next eight.\n. \nSo, the first COLONY founded was Virginia (1607), which was also first organized with a charter (and government)as a colony (1624).\n. \nIf the test is the establishment of a new government, not answerable to the King or Parliament, the first colony/state to adopt such a charter was New Hampshire,which completed its first constitution on January 5, 1776. (Seven other colonies drafted state constitutions later that year.)\nhttp://avalon.law.yale.edu/18th_century/nh09.asp
The colonies became a part of the Confederation of states following the war in 1783. The Constitution was written in 1787 and ratified by all of the states between 1782 and 1…790, with Rhode Island as the last state to ratify and 'become' part of the union.
the 13 original colonies were Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Georgia, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maryland, South Carolina, New Hampshire, Virginia, New York, North Carol…ina, and Rhode Island.
Delaware was the first state to ratify the present constitution so it calls itself the first state.
New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia -
Vermont,Kentucky,and Tennessee were the first three states to join the United States