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Fireworks and fun on the 4th 
The Clarion-Ledger - Jun 29 3:07 AM
On June 11, 1776, America's 13 colonies' Second Continental Congress met in Philadelphia to form a committee with the express purpose of drafting a document that would formally cut ties with England.

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Bo Bice Joins 3 Doors Down And Hank Williams, Jr. To Honor Lynyrd Skynyrd At VH1's Decades Of Rock Series 
Reality TV Magazine - Jun 26 9:26 PM
At the most successful VH1 Decades of Rock Concert to date, taped Friday, June 23 at Trump's Taj Mahal in Atlantic City, Bo Bice joined heavy hitting acts Hank (Bocephus) Williams, Jr. and 3 Doors Down to honor Southern Rock's...

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30 Seconds To Mars and Bam Margera at MTV2 'All That Rocks' 
[Press Release] PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance - Jun 27 12:43 PM
30 Seconds To Mars recently bloodied up the Avalon in Los Angeles, CA on June 1st for a special event aptly titled The Kill Costume Blood Ball. Bam Margera introduced the band before a sold out crowd.

AMD partners prepare 4x4 mobos 
The Inquirer - Jun 28 9:40 AM
AMD RECENTLY had talks with its motherboard partners and revealed to them its 4x4 anti-Conroe strategy.

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7th Heaven star scores Dallas role 
WENN via Yahoo! UK & Ireland News - Jun 28 6:50 AM
7th Heaven actress Katie Cassidy has beaten out Jessica Simpson and Kristin Cavallari to win the coveted role of Lucy Ewing in the big screen remake of Dallas.

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KROD News 13 - Jun 29 2:56 AM
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Compton's Crash Course 
Los Angeles Weekly - Jun 28 12:36 PM
Compton Community College celebrated what may be its last commencement June 9 on the campus’ grassy athletic field with a sea of balloons and flowers, graduates striking goofy poses, and stirring testimonies told in English and Spanish.

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Vietnam's new president pledges to fight corruption 
AFP via Yahoo!7 News - 1 hour, 20 minutes ago
HANOI (AFP) - Vietnam's new president pledged to fight corruption in the communist country, speaking at the end of a six-week assembly session that confirmed him and a new government.

Officers allegedly shoot man at wrong address 
Decatur Daily - Jun 27 10:51 PM
CAPSHAW — When 11-year-old Aaliyah McCoy heard crunching gravel Tuesday morning that indicated vehicles were driving toward her home, she peeked out a window and saw vans and "a bunch of cop cars coming."

Abercrombie Files For Re-Election To Congress 
The Hawaii Channel - Jun 26 8:48 PM
HONOLULU -- U.S. Rep. Neil Abercrombie on Monday filed to run for a 10th term in Congress representing urban Honolulu. Abercrombie's office put out an announcement focusing on his work in bringing military construction to the islands and in promoting alternative energy and mass transit.

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Gymnast's tiresome journey leaves credulity in the balance 
Pioneer Press - Jun 28 2:50 PM
Life is the about the journey, "Peaceful Warrior" tells us. And it is one tedious journey. A screwy mash-up of "The Karate Kid," "The Celestine Prophecy" and an Abercrombie & Fitch catalog, the "Peaceful Warrior" journey is taken by a cranky, perpetually shirtless gymnast (Scott Mechlowicz) when he meets a gas station attendant (Nick Nolte) who becomes his guru. Once they meet, "Peaceful Warrior"

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Will the real Adam Sandler please stand up? 
The Times of Northwest Indiana - Jun 28 10:48 PM
Adam Sandler has evolved from a man-child comic who's fond of bodily noises and fluids to an actor who's shown a surprising interest in exploring his depth and range.

Investment firm to add facility, jobs in Springs 
Rocky Mountain News - Jun 29 12:42 AM
Investment management company T. Rowe Price plans to double the size of its Colorado Springs campus with a new $55 million facility and add hundreds of jobs to meet an increased appetite for its funds.

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Federer's Borg chase doused 
USA Today - Jun 26 10:39 PM
Streaky is not an adjective often used in the same sentence with Roger Federer. But as far as the game's greatest streaks go, the Swiss No. 1 is closing in on another milestone: Bjorn Borg's 41-match unbeaten string on grass.

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Craig Morris 
Independent - Jun 23 4:34 PM
Edward Craig Morris, archaeologist: born Murray, Kentucky 7 October 1939; Assistant Curator, Department of Anthropology, American Museum of Natural History 1975-80, Curator 1980-2006, Dean of Science 1994-2004, Senior Vice-President 1998-2006; died New York 14 June 2006.

Emo Hackers 
antiMUSIC - Jun 28 5:44 PM
(punkbands) Popular internet retailer Amazon.com has been hacked with a specific focus on recent popular emo and punk releases. Among the targets are albums from the All-American Rejects, AFI and Panic!

Several new releases lack musical growth 
The Daily Texan - Jun 27 12:47 AM
Remember Afroman? Unless you are an exchange student from Latvia, the answer is of course you do. It was this lovable court jester who entertained millions with "Because I Got High."

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Start Early, Finish Huge 
The Motley Fool - Jun 28 7:11 AM
The most powerful investing tool we have is time and the power of compounded growth. For a young Fool, combining that time with Roth IRA tax advantages results in pure poetry.

Advisers benefit from AIM fundraising drive 
vnunet.com - 6 minutes ago
Nicholas Neveling, Accountancy Age , Thursday 29 June 2006 at 00:00:00 Advisers are taking advantage of the growing trend for private equity and specialty property funds to raise money via an AIM listing instead of pursuing a private fundraising Philip Secrett, capital markets partner at Grant Thornton, says that, so far this year, almost half the new money raised on AIM came from these

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Me little late meeting sorry sorry 
PhysOrg - Jun 27 12:31 PM
The newest language for mobile text messaging looks like hieroglyphics and sounds like a caveman. The language is Zlango, and its creators aim to inject whimsy and emotion into text messaging while reducing the number of keystrokes needed to get the point across.

Have you been scammed online? 
Beaumont Enterprise - Jun 28 10:09 PM
NEDERLAND - Will Corley, 14, stockpiled $30 of lawn-mowing money to buy an airsoft gun that looked "fabulous" on eBay, he said. This machine - high-quality metal, gray and durable - would pummel his neighborhood rivals with plastic pellets.

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Saturday, Jun 24, 2006 
Centre Daily Times - Jun 17 12:02 AM
Police investigating BB gun assault on child State police at Rockview are investigating a possible aggravated assault case in which they said a 6-year-old was shot in the head and back with an Airsoft BB gun.

Pacquiao eager to end Larios tiff 
ABS-CBNNEWS.com - Jun 28 11:24 AM
"Labang-laban na ako! [I’m ready to fight!]" Thus declared Manny Pacquiao on Wednesday after his second-to-the-last workout before taking on the challenge of Oscar Larios on Sunday at the Araneta Coliseum.

Album reviews: Some new Snoop, India and Dashboard 
Argus Leader - Jun 29 12:06 AM
Whether it's a sign of maturity or a sign of the times, emo icon Chris Carrabba (above) seems to be discovering that there's a world beyond his navel.

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13 colonies
Betsy Ross purportedly sewed the first American flag with 13 stars and 13 stripes representing each of the 13 colonies.

The Thirteen Colonies were the 13 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.


  • 1 The Thirteen Colonies
  • 2 Proprietary, royal, and charter colonies
  • 3 Other British colonies in North America and the Caribbean in 1776
    • 3.1 Future Canadian provinces
    • 3.2 Future American states
    • 3.3 Future independent countries
    • 3.4 Future British overseas territories
    • 3.5 Other
  • 4 See also
  • 5 External links

The Thirteen Colonies

Contemporaneous documents almost always listed the colonies in geographical order, roughly from north to south, as follows (the division into three regions is a later construct of historians, though New England was always considered to be a distinct region):

  • New England:
    • Province of New Hampshire, later New Hampshire
    • Province of Massachusetts Bay, later Massachusetts and Maine
    • Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, later Rhode Island and Providence Plantations
    • Connecticut Colony, later Connecticut
  • Middle Colonies:
    • Province of New York, later New York and Vermont
    • Province of New Jersey, later New Jersey
    • Province of Pennsylvania, later Pennsylvania
    • Delaware Colony (before 1776, the Lower Counties on Delaware), later Delaware
  • Southern Colonies:
    • Province of Maryland, later Maryland
    • Colony and Dominion of Virginia, later Virginia, Kentucky and West Virginia
    • Province of North Carolina, later North Carolina and Tennessee
    • Province of South Carolina, later South Carolina
    • Province of Georgia, later Georgia

Reference is sometimes seen to the Chesapeake Colonies, these being the Province of Maryland and the Colony and Dominion of Virginia; so called because they border the Chesapeake Bay.

Proprietary, royal, and charter colonies

The Thirteen Colonies were established by one of three possible means.

  • Proprietary colonies: Pennsylvania, Delaware and Maryland. Proprietary means "of or relating to an owner or an ownership".
  • Royal colonies: New Hampshire, Massachusetts, New York, New Jersey, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia. Royal refers to "of a quality or size suitable for a King or queen".
  • Charter colonies: Rhode Island and Connecticut. A charter is "a written grant by a country's legislative or sovereign power, by which an institution such as a company, college, or a city is created and its rights and privileges defined".

Other British colonies in North America and the Caribbean in 1776

Britain held several other colonies in North America and the Caribbean in 1776 which did not join the 13 in their Revolution against the Crown.

Future Canadian provinces

  • Nova Scotia (including present day New Brunswick)
  • Newfoundland
  • Prince Edward Island (before 1798, ÃŽle Saint-Jean or St. John's Island)
  • the Province of Quebec, which included present day Ontario)
In 1775, the British 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.)

Future American states

  • East Florida
  • West Florida

Future independent countries

  • Bahamas
  • Barbados
  • Jamaica
  • Nevis, as part of Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • St. Christopher, now Saint Kitts
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Future British overseas territories

  • Bermuda
  • Cayman Islands


  • West Indies

Note that Guyana was a Dutch colony as of 1776; British Honduras had settlements, but was "unofficial" until some decades later.

See also

  • British colonization of the Americas
  • Colonial government in America
  • History of the United States (1776-1789): Independence and the American Revolution
  • Upper Canada
  • Lower Canada
  • Province of Canada

External links

  • British North American Colonies to 1783 - Military History & Institutions
  • The Avalon Project at Yale Law School: Colonial Charters, Grants and Related Documents

Colonial America - European Colonization of the Americas - Thirteen Colonies
Connecticut Colony - Delaware Colony - Province of Georgia - Province of Maryland - Province of Massachusetts Bay
Province of New Hampshire - Province of New York - Province of New Jersey - Province of North Carolina - Province of Pennsylvania
Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations - Province of South Carolina - Colony and Dominion of Virginia
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Fireworks and fun on the 4th 

The Clarion-Ledger - Jun 29 3:07 AM
On June 11, 1776, America's 13 colonies' Second Continental Congress met in Philadelphia to form a committee with the express purpose of drafting a document that would formally cut ties with England.

Signers of Declaration of Independence remembered 
Southlake Times - 1 hour, 47 minutes ago
The Fourth of July, also known as Independence Day, is probably the most important holiday we as a country celebrate. It marks the day the Continental Congress adopted the Declaration of Independence proclaiming the severance of the allegiance of the American colonies to Great Britain.

Calls for testing of bats for diseases 
AAP via Yahoo!7 News - Jun 28 1:33 AM
Bat colonies living in or near suburban areas throughout Queensland should be tested for potentially fatal diseases, the state opposition says.

Call for mandatory bat disease tests 
News Interactive - Jun 27 11:53 PM
BAT colonies living in or near suburban areas throughout Queensland should be tested for potentially fatal diseases, the State Opposition said today

From the editor: Pass the hot dogs, toss the Frisbee, celebrate the history 
Forest City Summit - 40 minutes ago
As a nation, we are getting ready to celebrate our birthday, our 230th to be exact, and we shall do so with games, fireworks and hot dogs (150 million, according to the U.S. Census Bureau — someone pass the Tums, please!).

Japan Update - Jun 29 1:53 AM
Happy Birthday, America! By: Bill Charles Posted: June 29, 2006 Tuesday marks the 230th anniversary of the United States of America.

Japan Update - Jun 29 1:54 AM
Counterfeit US $20 bills are appearing in Chatan, and police think Americans are behind the actions. The bills began appearing last week at a convenience store in Chatan.

Letters to the Editor - 6/28/2006 
North County Times - Jun 28 8:14 PM
Great picture of two police officers carting off a lawbreaking skateboarder ("Skateboarders protest citations near O'side beach," June 22)! Be sure to tell the Oceanside tourist center to let those tourist families know to leave the skateboards at home or their children will be meeting the OPD in a very unfriendly way.

July 4th Fireworks 
Richmond Times-Dispatch - Jun 28 5:14 PM
Brookneal "Fourth of July Celebration at Redhill." The Red Hill Plantation at the Patrick Henry National Memorial will feature fireworks, live music from After Midnight, historical re-enactments, food, children’s games, site tours, artists, vendors and special appearances from surprise guests.

4th of July And Love To The Nation 
News From Bangladesh - Jun 28 11:27 AM
July 4 is the traditional date for celebrating the independence of the U.S.A. . Trick question: When did the U.S. declare its independence from Great Britain?