13 colonies

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  • Virginia 1607

    Virginia 1607
    In 1607 the Virginia Company and John Smith sailed to the new world. They named it after Elizabeth 1, the Virgin Queen. They made a settlement in Jamestown on May 14, 1607 as the first permanent settlement for the British. The picture is a map of Jamestown.
  • Massachusetts 1620

    Massachusetts 1620
    Massachusetts was founded in 1620 by William Bradford and John Winthrop. Massachusetts was named after an Algonquian tribe meaning, "At the Great Hill."The Plymouth Colony was founded in 1620 by Pilgrims who sailed on a ship called the Mayflower and started a colony called, "the Plymouth Colony". The picture is about the Mayflower.
  • New York 1626

    New York 1626
    New York was founded in 1626 by Peter Minute and the Dutch. New York was founded for trade and profits. New York is also a Royal Colony (meaning a colony rules by King or a Queen). New York is often referred to the breadbasket colony because it grows so many crops especially wheat. The picture is about bread made from New York.
  • Maryland 1634

    Maryland 1634
    In 1634 Sir George Calvert founded Maryland. Maryland was originally founded to offer a safe place for people of England to practice their religion. Maryland was also named in honor of Henrietta Maria, the wife of Charles 1. The picture is Henrietta Maria.
  • Connecticut 1636

    Connecticut 1636
    Connecticut was founded in 1636 by Thomas Hooker. The Dutch entrenched the first trading post on the Connecticut River Vally soon to be later called Hartford. The picture is about the piquet war, the first conflict between New England and the piquet tribe. The picture is about Thomas Hooker.
  • Rhode Island 1636

    Rhode Island 1636
    In 1636 Rhode Island was founded by Roger Williams. He believed that people should have the freedom to practice their own religion witch lead him to banished out of Massachusetts. The colony was first named "Roodt Eylandt" witch means "red Island".
  • Delaware 1638

    Delaware 1638
    Delaware was founded in 1638 by Peter Minute. Delaware was founded because of trade and agricultural opportunity. The soil was very fertile witch was the main reason for agricultural.
  • New Hampshire 1638

    New Hampshire 1638
    In 1638 John Mason and Fernando Gorges. It was founded to export wood and fish back to their country. Back in England there was a colony called Hampshire. The picture is Hampshire in England
  • New Jersey 1664

    New Jersey 1664
    In 1664 Sir George Carteret and Lord Berkeley. James, the Duke of York sent a small English force to blockade the harbor in New Amsterdam. Then he gave the land to his two friends.
  • Georgia 1732

    Georgia 1732
    Georgia was founded in 1732 by James Oglethorpe. He founded Georgia for people who are having a lot of troubles in life, debts to owe, and very poor. The picture below is about James Oglethorpe founding Georgia. The picture is about James Oglethorpe.