Thirteen Colonies

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Thirteen Colonies

Thir·teen Colonies

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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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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.
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.
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.
Nor do I see value in endangering the character of an old New England town for the purpose of creating "a lived-in, worked-in historical village of each of the 13 original Colonies," as the paper reported.
And American Forests planted Liberty Trees--trees grown from the seeds of the last of the Revolutionary War Liberty Trees--in ceremonies in Georgia, When the last Liberty Tree, in Maryland, had to be taken down, seeds were collected and enough offspring germinated to give each of the 13 original colonies and the District of Columbia its own replacement Liberty Tree.
Recognizing that the 13 original colonies were independent and sovereign, the framers of the Constitution created a federal system of national government that left a great deal of power to the states comprising the United States.
Bonus: The stripes stand for the 13 original colonies.