Thirteen Colonies

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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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Because, under the national government, treaties and articles of treaties, as well as the laws of nations, will always be expounded in one sense and executed in the same manner, -- whereas, adjudications on the same points and questions, in thirteen States, or in three or four confederacies, will not always accord or be consistent; and that, as well from the variety of independent courts and judges appointed by different and independent governments, as from the different local laws and interests which may affect and influence them.
Roads will everywhere be shortened, and kept in better order; accommodations for travelers will be multiplied and meliorated; an interior navigation on our eastern side will be opened throughout, or nearly throughout, the whole extent of the thirteen States.
But the fact is, that we already hear it whispered in the private circles of those who oppose the new Constitution, that the thirteen States are of too great extent for any general system, and that we must of necessity resort to separate confederacies of distinct portions of the whole.
It was further matured, and the faith of all the then thirteen States expressly plighted and engaged that it should be perpetual, by the Articles of Confederation in 1778.
The thing ended, however, in the consolidation of the thirteen states, with some fifteen or twenty others, in the most odious and insupportable despotism that was ever heard of upon the face of the Earth.
More than forty states rely on voting systems that are at least ten years old, thirteen states use machines with no paper backup, and many state election officials have never received cybersecurity training.
Thirteen states remain full participants in Smarter Balanced, with Michigan and New Hampshire using a hybrid.
His artwork has been shown in twenty-two solo exhibits in thirteen states, including the traveling exhibition Touchable Art for the Blind and Sighted.
Thirteen states have their own exchange enrollment systems.
The plant will serve the largest wholesale power market in the world known as the PJM Interconnection encompassing thirteen states in the upper Midwest.
Thirteen states ban only felony inmates from voting, four also include parolees, and 20 include both parolees and probationers.
FNBB has approximately USD877 m in assets and seven offices servicing financial institutions in thirteen states.