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Thirteen Colonies

Thir·teen Colonies

The thirteen British colonies in North America that joined together to form the original states of the United States, including New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia.
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The Betsy Ross flag was created in the 1770s and was flown during the American Revolution, representing the 13 original colonies and has been associated with white supremacy following that time period.
The President got the first of the 13 alternating red and white stripes, which represent the 13 original colonies, correct - but then he skipped a line, and for some reason picked up a blue pen and did a blue stripe.
Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness--with nearly 240 years to practice U.S.-style democracy, the 13 original colonies rank pretty well against the other states on ensuring two of these three basic rights, according to a Bloomberg study.
Like the 13 original colonies, this Revolutionary War-set spy drama is the underdog in the battle against entrenched leaders on its own network.
(A) because there were 13 original colonies in America
He took a note of them and sent pictures to the Smithsonian, and my work was chosen four months later for an exhibit of the 13 original colonies of the Appalachian region.
This special banner has 13 stripes to represent the 13 original colonies of the United States.
It represented the solidarity of the 13 original colonies, but some critics claimed the chain was symbolic of slavery, and the design was quickly changed from rings to a wreath," Halperin said in the news release.
Quick: List the 13 original colonies. What are the three branches of government?
Appendices list the 13 original colonies, states and the dates of their admission to the union, presidents, formal declarations of war, and major cases in Supreme Court history.
The US Constitution knitted together the 13 original colonies, and its 10th Amendment reserves to the states all powers not expressly delegated to the federal government.
The flag's 13 stars represent the 13 original colonies, and the three-star grouping at the top represents the Departments of the Army, Navy, and Air Force.