Land of the Brave

The Original 13 Colonies

Colonial America - Land of the Brave


A comprehensive illustrated guide to the American History of the original 13 Colonies. Containing  facts and information about early American History and Colonial America.

Learn about US history via this American History of the original 13 Colonies including:

  • The American History of the original 13 Colonies
  • Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Delaware, Pennsylvania
  • New Jersey, New York, Virginia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia - The Original 13 colonies

The Original 13 Trade
Once established each colony engaged in trade with England using the natural resources and raw materials that were determined by the climate and different types of soil. Trade in the New England regions that consisted of Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut and New Hampshire was based on fish, whale products, timber, furs, maple syrup, copper, horses, rum and beer. Trade in the Middle regions that consisted of New York, Delaware, New Jersey and Pennsylvania was based on farming and crops, especially wheat. Trade in the Southern regions that consisted of  Virginia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia was based on cash crops such as tobacco, cotton, sugar and rice.

Original 13 Colonies - Virginia
Virginia was the First Colony to be be established in Colonial America. The Virginia Colony was founded by John Smith and other colonists backed by the London Company, at Jamestown.

Original 13 - Massachusetts
Massachusetts was the Third Colony to be be established in Colonial America. The Massachusetts Colony was founded by John Winthrop and other Puritans, at Massachusetts Bay.

Original 13 Colonies - Maryland
Maryland was the Fourth Colony to be be established in Colonial America. The Maryland Colony was founded by George Calvert, Lord Baltimore and other colonists, at Baltimore.

The Original 13 Colonies - New York
New York was the Second Colony to be be established in Colonial America. The New York Colony was classified as one of the Middle Colonies. It was founded by the Duke of York and other colonists on Manhattan Island. Discover interesting facts about the founding, establishment, history, trade, government & religion of the early colonists of the New York Colony and learn about the history of its trade, expansion, conflict and rebellion.

The Original 13 Colonies - Rhode Island
Rhode Island was the Fifth Colony to be be established in Colonial America. The Rhode Island Colony was founded by Roger Williams and other colonists, such as Anne Hutchinson in Providence.

The Original 13 Colonies - Connecticut
Connecticut was the Sixth Colony to be be established in Colonial America. The Connecticut Colony was founded by Thomas Hooker and other colonists, at Hartford.

The Original 13 Colonies - New Hampshire
New Hampshire was the Seventh Colony to be be established in Colonial America. The New Hampshire Colony was founded by Captain John Mason and John Wheelwright and other colonists. Discover interesting facts about the founding, establishment, history, trade, government & religion of the early colonists of the New Hampshire Colony and learn about the history of its trade, expansion, conflict and rebellion.

The Original 13 Colonies - Delaware
Delaware was the Eighth Colony to be be established in Colonial America. The Delaware Colony was founded by Peter Minuit and New Sweden Company.

The Original 13 - North Carolina
North Carolina was the Ninth Colony to be be established in Colonial America. The North Carolina Colony was founded by the Virginia colonists.

The Original 13 - South Carolina
South Carolina was the Tenth Colony to be be established in Colonial America. The South Carolina Colony was founded  by eight British nobles with a Royal Charter from King Charles II.

The Original 13 - New Jersey
New Jersey was the Eleventh Colony to be be established in Colonial America. The New Jersey Colony was founded by Lord Berkeley and Sir George Carteret. Discover interesting facts about the founding, establishment, history, trade, government & religion of the early colonists of the New Jersey Colony and learn about the history of its trade, expansion, conflict and rebellion.

The Original 13 - Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania was the Twelfth Colony to be be established in Colonial America. The Pennsylvania Colony was founded  by the Quaker William Penn and other colonists.

The Original 13 - Georgia
Georgia was the Thirteenth Colony to be be established in Colonial America. The Georgia Colony was founded by James Oglethorpe and other colonists.

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