Land of the Brave

Original Thirteen Colonies

Colonial America - Land of the Brave

History of the Original Thirteen Colonies

The Original Thirteen Colonies were divided into three sections - the New England, Middle and Southern Colonies. Each developed different economic, social, and political systems (refer to).

The 13 Colonies span the time in early American history from 1607 to 1776. The English settlement of the original 13 Colonies were located on the Atlantic coast of North America and founded between 1607 in Virginia and 1733 in Georgia.

The names of the original 13 colonies are detailed on the following list:

The New England Colonies list consisted of four of the original 13 Colonies:

The Middle Colonies list also consisted of four of the original 13 Colonies:
The Southern Colonies list consisted of five of the original 13 Colonies:

The New England Colonies

The 13 Colonies -  Facts and Information about the New England Colonies
Information and facts about the 13 colonies. The New England Colonies are also referred to as the - Facts about the New England Colonies of Colonial America:

  • Fact 1 - Geography: The geography of New England consisted of mountains thick with trees, rivers and poor rocky soil that was difficult to farm and unsuitable for agriculture
  • Fact 2 - Natural Resources: Fish, whales, forests. Imported agricultural products from other colonies
  • Fact 3 - Religion: Puritans - No religious freedom. refer to
  • Fact 4 - Climate: Coldest of the three regions, leading to difficult winters but less disease

The Middle Colonies

The 13 Colonies -  Facts and Information about the Middle Colonies
The four Middle Colonies of Colonial America consisted of a mix of both northern and southern features and its early settlement was dominated by non-English Europeans, mostly Dutch and German, the English colonists were in the minority. Information and facts about the 13 colonies - Facts about the Middle Colonies of Colonial America:

  • Fact 1 - The geography and climate of the Middle Colonies was a mix of the New England and Southern features
  • Fact 2 - Natural Resources: Good farmland, timber, furs and coal. Iron ore was a particularly important natural resource
  • Fact 3 - Religion: Not dominated by a specific religion which gave way to religious freedom for Quakers, Catholics, Lutherans, Jews and others

The Southern Colonies

The 13 Colonies -  Facts and Information about the Southern Colonies
Information and facts about the 13 colonies - Facts about the Southern Colonies of Colonial America:

  • Fact 1 - Geography: The geography of the Southern Colonies was hilly coastal plains with plenty of forests
  • Fact 2 - Natural Resources: The Southern colonies concentrated on developing plantations that eventually grew cotton, tobacco, rice, sugar cane and indigo (a purple dye)
  • Fact 3 - Religion: Not dominated by a specific religion which gave way to religious freedom for Baptists, Anglicans and others
  • Fact 4 - Climate: Warmest of the three regions, winters not difficult to survive, warmer climate gave rise to the spread of disease
  • Fact 5 - Trade and Industry was dominated by the

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