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The Thirteen Colonies/ Los Trece Colonias

The Thirteen Colonies  Text: Tiger Lilly Information: Brainpop and the book Los Trece Colonias by Kate Connell Image: Britannica Encyclopedia online edition
    The 13 colonies were the first major settlements in North America in the 1600’s and 1700’s. They were: Virginia, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Rhode Island, New York, New Jersey, Delaware, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia. People from Spain, France, and the Netherlands started coming to the “New World” in the 1500’s seeking wealth or escaping persecution. They came by boat and settled on the east coast because it was closer to Europe. The first permanent colony was an English colony called Jamestown. It was settled in 1607 and is now Virginia. Then in 1620, the settlement Plymouth was established and is now Massachusetts. France had control over Canada and the Midwest of the United States. But when the English along with the Native Americans won the French and Indian war (1754 - 176…