Essay On The Thirteen Colonies

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The Thirteen Colonies were a group of British Colonies on the east coast of North America. It was founded in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries and declared independence in 1776 and formed the United States. The English were the ones who founded the first permanent settlement in America in 1607. Colonization of North America began in 1607, it began in Jamestown, Virginia. This colony was named after King James I, who was the English king. Many of the colonists who settled in the New World came to escape religious persecution and poverty. The colonists thought coming to America they would be able to seek economic opportunity and the freedom to practice their religion without having fear of the government.
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Colonists in the Thirteen American Colonies rejected the British monarchy and aristocracy and overthrew authority of Great Britain, and founded the United States of America. The American colonies were far away from Great Britain so any time they had a problem they had to find a way to solve it on their own. Britain did not pay a lot of attention to the colonists whenever they needed something and, it would take a few months for them to receive news and laws. Great Britain led many wars. The wars would cost a lot of money and this resulted in Great Britain begin the most powerful country in the world. When the British defeated the French they gained control of Canada and the land east of the Mississippi. The British government wanted help paying for this war. The government suggested that the colonists should help pay. The way they made them help pay was by collecting new taxes and made them trade with Great Britain alone. The Stamp Act was one of the laws. It put a tax on documents and newspapers. In the British parliament (a group of people who are elected to make laws in a country) the American colonists were not represented and they were very angry about it because they had no way of expressing their ideas. The colonists believed that they had certain rights that needed to be respected. They refused to pay taxes and this resulted in Britain sending soldiers to America to restore orders in the colonies. A lot of the laws were abolished but the tax on tea stayed. The colonists dressed up as Indians and went onto British ships and dumped all of the tea into the Boston Harbor. This is known as the Boston Tea Party, it happened in 1773. As you can tell things between Britain and the colonies were becoming worse and worse. Everything that the British wanted to sell to the settlers they started boycott. Which means they stopped buying everything. The colonist was getting tired of the

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