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13 colonies

purportedly sewed the first American flag with 13 stars and 13 stripes representing each of the 13 colonies. Details such as the stars' arrangement, size, and shape varied widely among different makers.]]

The 13 colonies were thirteen British colonies in North America, separately chartered and governed, that signed the Declaration of Independence in 1776 and formally broke with the Kingdom of Great Britain, leading to the American Revolutionary War and the establishment of the United States of America.

Other British North American possessions—the former French colony of Quebec and the colonies of Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island—remained loyal to the British Crown and much later were united as Canada. The colonies of East Florida and West Florida also remained loyal during the American Revolution.

Table of contents
1 The 13 Colonies
2 Other British colonies in North America and the Caribbean in 1776
3 See also
4 External links

The 13 Colonies

claimed authority over both the red and pink areas on this map and Spain ruled the orange west of the Mississippi river.  The red area is the area of the 13 colonies after the Proclamation of 1763. (Map produced by U.S. Dept. of Interior.)]]

Other British colonies in North America and the Caribbean in 1776

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Colonial America - European colonization of the Americas - 13 Colonies
Connecticut Colony - Delaware Colony - Georgia Colony - Maryland Colony - Massachusetts Colony
New Hampshire Colony - New York Colony - New Jersey Colony - North Carolina Colony
Pennsylvania Colony - Rhode Island Colony - South Carolina Colony - Virginia Colony
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