Overview: On this page you will find notes and about the 13 colonies and a free labeled 13 colonies map printable PDF, as well as a 13 colonies blank map, all of which may be downloaded free for personal and educational purposes. Teachers are welcome to print these materials for in-class use.
These materials were created to help students learn about US history and prepare for any upcoming tests or quizzes they may have.
The 13 Colonies
A Quick Summary for Students
The 13 American Colonies fought together for independence during the Revolutionary War. The colonies themselves were divided into 3 parts: The New England Colonies, the Middle Colonies, and the Southern Colonies.
The 4 New England Colonies included Connecticut, the Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, Massachusetts, and the Providence of New Hampshire.
The 4 Middle Colonies included the Providence of New Jersey, the Providence of Pennsylvania, the Providence of New York, and the Delaware Colony.
The 5 Southern Colonies included the Providence of Maryland, the Colony of Virginia, the Providence of North Carolina, the Providence of South Carolina, and the Providence of Georgia.
Free Printable Map of 13 Colonies PDF
Printable 13 Colonies Blank Map PDF
13 Colonies List
Here are all the colonies in a simplified list, in the order of their founding:
Rhode Island (1636)
New York (1664)
New Jersey (1664)
New Hampshire (1680)
North Carolina (1712)
South Carolina (1712)
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Source: Boehm, Richard G. Harcourt Brace Social Studies. Orlando: Harcourt Brace, 2000. Print.