The story of the 13 colonies

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the story of the 13 colonies

The Founding of a Nation: The Story of the 13 Colonies by Elizabeth Richards

Now, when the hard-earned rights and freedoms we enjoy are taken for granted, we need to rediscover what life was like without them and how difficult, conflicted, and tenuous the development of our democracy was. Elizabeth Richards provides for children a highly readable and essential history of our democracys founding. Her book helps to lay a sound basis for understanding the challenges our form of government faced and the difficulties faced by those who labored to create our democratic republic. a Alan Wadsworth, retired social studies teacher and school administrator
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13 Colonies America the Story of Us

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13 Colonies Facts & Worksheets

The Thirteen Colonies , also known as the Thirteen British Colonies [2] or the Thirteen American Colonies , [3] were a group of colonies of Great Britain on the Atlantic coast of America founded in the 17th and 18th centuries which declared independence in and formed the United States of America. The Thirteen Colonies had very similar political, constitutional, and legal systems and were dominated by Protestant English-speakers. They were part of Britain's possessions in the New World, which also included colonies in Canada, Florida, and the Caribbean. Between and , the colonial population grew from roughly 2, to 2. This population included people subject to a system of slavery which was legal in all of the colonies prior to the American Revolutionary War.

It was those colonies that came together to form the United States. Sixteenth-century England was a tumultuous place. This led to a food shortage; at the same time, many agricultural workers lost their jobs. The 16th century was also the age of mercantilism, an extremely competitive economic philosophy that pushed European nations to acquire as many colonies as they could. As a result, for the most part, the English colonies in North America were business ventures. The first English settlement in North America had actually been established some 20 years before, in , when a group of colonists 91 men, 17 women and nine children led by Sir Walter Raleigh settled on the island of Roanoke.

The 13 Colonies were a group of colonies of Great Britain that settled on Traditionally, when we tell the story of “Colonial America,” we are.
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    From the first inhabitants of North America through the end of the American War of Independence in , The Story of the Thirteen Colonies retells as an engaging narrative the history of the discovery, exploration, and settlement of North America, the founding and growth of thirteen English colonies along the Atlantic seaboard, the Colonial Wars between the French, English, and Indians; and the causes, events, and conclusion of the American War of Independence.

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