Land of the Brave

Colonies to States

Colonial America - Land of the Brave

The Change from Colonies to States
The American Revolutionary War against Great Britain lasted from 1775 to 1783. At the beginning of the war the government of the 13 colonies faced the colonists with a dilemma. America was striving for independence from the administration of the British but America had not separated from Great Britain and therefore an American government had not been established.

During the early stages of conflict it was not then supposed that the quarrel with the 'Mother Country' would end in separation...

Colonies to States - Colonial Government
Colonial Government in the colonies represented an extension of the British government with a Governor, governor's court and legal system. The colonial governments of the 13 colonies took a variety of forms. By 1775, eight of the colonies had royal governors, who were appointed by the king. Three of the colonies, Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Delaware were under proprietors who themselves chose the governors. Two, of the colonies, Connecticut and Rhode Island, elected their governors under self-governing rule.

Chart of Colonies to States
The dates when each of the original 13 colonies became states:

  • Delaware was the 1st of the original 13 colonies to become a state on : December 7, 1787 and the first colonial state

  • Pennsylvania was the 2nd of the original 13 colonies to become a state on December 12, 1787

  • New Jersey was the 3rd of the original 13 colonies to become a state on December 18, 1787

  • Georgia was the 4th of the original 13 colonies to become a state on January 2, 1788

  • Connecticut was the 5th of the original 13 colonies to become a state on January 9, 1788

  • Massachusetts was the 6th of the original 13 colonies to become a state on February 6, 1788

  • Maryland was the 7th of the original 13 colonies to become a state April 28, 1788

  • South Carolina was the 8th of the original 13 colonies to become a state on the May 23, 1788

  • New Hampshire was 9th of the original 13 colonies to become a state on the June 21, 1788

  • Virginia was the 10th of the original 13 colonies to become a state on the June 25, 1788

  • New York was the 11th of the original 13 colonies to become a state on July 26, 1788

  • North Carolina was the 12th of the original 13 colonies to become a state on November 21, 1789

  • Rhode Island was the 13th of the original 13 colonies to become a state on May 29, 1790

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