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11 Facts About Thirteen Colonies
The Thirteen Colonies came to have very similar political, constitutional, and legal systems, dominated by Protestant English-speakers.
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The Middle Thirteen Colonies were established on an earlier Dutch colony, New Netherland.
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Thirteen Colonies had a high degree of self-governance and active local elections, and they resisted London's demands for more control.
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The Thirteen Colonies were complete with the establishment of the Province of Georgia in 1732, although the term "Thirteen Colonies" became current only in the context of the American Revolution.
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Thirteen Colonies was banished from the Massachusetts Bay Colony over theological disagreements; he founded the settlement based on an egalitarian constitution, providing for majority rule "in civil things" and "liberty of conscience" in religious matters.
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The Thirteen Colonies became increasingly divided between Patriots opposed to British rule and Loyalists who supported it.
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Thirteen Colonies were religiously diverse, with different Protestant denominations brought by British, German, Dutch, and other immigrants.
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Thirteen Colonies were independent of one other long before 1774; indeed, all the colonies began as separate and unique settlements or plantations.
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