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The thirteen colonies were British settlements on the Atlantic coast of America in the 17th and 18th centuries. They eventually lead to the creation of the United States of America and are an important part of US history. See the fact file below for more information on the 13 Colonies or download the comprehensive worksheet pack which can be utilised within the home or
- The 13 colonies were British colonies of people on the East coast of North America.
- A colony is an area of a country that is controlled by another country. The 13 colonies were in America but controlled by Britain.
- The 13 colonies existed between 1607 and 1776. This time period is known as the ‘colonial times’.
- The 13 colonies were Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, New York, Rhode Island, New Hampshire and Massachusetts.
- The very first colonists lived in Jamestown, Virginia. These were the first English people to live in America.
- The colonies were classified into three groups: the New England Colonies (Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Connecticut), the Middle Colonies (New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware) and the Southern Colonies (Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia).
- Each of the 13 colonies had their own self-government but only the white men were allowed to vote for who they wanted their governor to be.
- By 1775, there were nearly 2.5million people living in the 13 colonies. Most of these people were British but some were German or Dutch.
- Many people living in the colonies protested against the taxes they had to pay. They didn’t agree that they should pay money to Britain when they didn’t live there and had no representation in the British Parliament.
- In the 1760s, the Southern Colonies came together and protested against the taxes they had to pay to the British government. This fight was known as the American Revolutionary War.
- On July 4 1776, the 13 colonies declared themselves at war with Britain. There had been so many protests over recent years (like the Boston Tea Party) and people no longer wanted to be part of the British Empire. Instead they formed their own new nation that they called the United States of America.
13 Colonies Worksheets
This bundle includes 11 ready-to-use 13 Colonies worksheets that are perfect for students to about the colonies which were British settlements on the Atlantic coast of America in the 17th and 18th centuries. They eventually lead to the creation of the United States of America and are an important part of US history.
This download includes the following worksheets:
- 13 Colonies Facts
- Identify the Thirteen Colonies
- Word Search
- Analyze It
- Eliza Lucas Pinckney (letter to her friend Mrs. Boddicott in England)
- The Diary of Mary Cooper
- Painting Analysis
- Way of Life in a Colony
- My Colony
- The ‘Colony’ Today
- My Social Movement
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