Thirteen Colonies

(redirected from Thirteen original colonies)
Also found in: Encyclopedia.
Related to Thirteen original colonies: Thirteen Original States
click for a larger image
Thirteen Colonies

Thir·teen Colonies

 (thûr-tēn′)
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.
References in periodicals archive ?
The thirteen original colonies were English colonies.
The New York City Macy's fireworks may be the biggest and most famous show in the country, but there is plenty of action in across the Hudson River in New Jersey, one of the thirteen original colonies and a state known as the "Crossroads of the Revolution.
It denied the existence as well as the cultural significance of the non-Anglo peoples who occupied or colonized the vast regions beyond the boundaries of the thirteen original colonies.