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The Original 13

Written by John Hampton.

In the year 1607, Jamestown Virginia became the site of the first colony settled in the new world. Over the next 126 years, twelve additional colonies were settled. The order in which they were settled varies, based on date discovered vs date actually settled. We do know however, that the remaining colonies were New York, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Maryland, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Delaware, North Carolina, South Carolina, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Georgia.

Over time, tensions grew in the colonies, as King George III burdened them with The Sugar Act, The Currency Act, The Stamp Act and more, all in an attempt to raise additional revenue. Colonial patriots were ultimately galvanized to action because of this “taxation without representation”. Result - enter the American Revolution!

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