13 Colonies Chart

Puritan Colonists

The 13 Colonies Chart - Puritan Colonists

This article provides a 13 Colonies Chart providing facts and information at a glance in respect of:

  • Regions - New England, Middle and Southern Colonies
  • Religion in the 13 Colonies Chart
  • Government in the 13 Colonies Chart
  • Trade and Economic activity in the 13 Colonies Chart
  • The differences between the New England, Middle and Southern Colonies
  • The Major towns in the 13 Colonies
The First 13 Colonies
American Colonies Index

History of the Colonization of America and the original 13 Colonies

Chart of the 13 Colonies: The Establishment and Settlement of the 13 original colonies

13 Colonies Chart - Map
The adjacent Map of the 13 Colonies is a helpful aid when studying the 13 Colonies Chart and provide access to interesting information about each of the regions of the 13 Colonies. The color coding which indicates the three regions on the map is also used in the 13 Colonies Chart.

13 Colonies Chart - Government
The various systems of government systems used by each of the 13 Colonies are detailed in the 13 Colonies Chart. All of the systems of government in the 13 Colonies Chart elected their own legislature, they were all democratic, they all had a governor, governor's court, and a court system. Definitions of each of the government systems are as follows:

  • Royal Government: The Royal Colonies were ruled directly by the English monarchy
  • Propriety Government: The King granted land to people who then formed Proprietary (Private) Colonies
  • Charter Government: The Charter Colonies were generally self-governed, and their charters were granted to the colonists.

For additional facts and information refer to Colonial Government .

 

Map of 13 Colonies Chart

Map of the 13 Colonies

 

13 Colonies Chart
The 13 Colonies Chart provides important information and interesting facts about each of the 13 Colonies including the date the colony was established, the region (New England, Middle or Southern) the system of government, religion, details of trade (see Triangular Trade) and economic activity and the names of famous people associated with the founding and establishment each colony. The 3 systems of government detailed in the in the 13 Colonies Chart were in operation just before the American Revolutionary War. The 13 Colonies Chart provides the ability to see at a glance the differences between the regions on a chart - the New England Colonies, the Middle Colonies and the Southern Colonies.

13 Colonies Chart

New England Colonies   Middle Colonies   Southern Colonies
Date Name of Colony
or Settlement
Region Government in 1775 Religion Trade
Economic Activity
Famous
People
1607 Virginia Colony Southern Royal Anglican
and Baptist
Agriculture, Plantations, Tobacco & Sugar John Smith
John Rolfe
1626 New York Colony Middle Royal Quakers, Catholics, Lutherans, Jewish
and others
Agriculture,
Iron ore products
Peter Minuit
Peter Stuyvesant
1630 Massachusetts Colony New
England
Royal Province under Charter Puritan Ship building,
Rum exports
John Winthrop
1633 Maryland Colony Southern Proprietary Catholics, Anglicans and Baptists Agriculture, Plantations, Tobacco & Sugar George Calvert
1636 Rhode Island Colony New
England
Charter  Puritan Ship building,
Rum exports
Roger Williams
Anne Hutchinson
1636 Connecticut Colony New
England
Charter  Puritan Ship building,
Rum exports
Thomas Hooker
1638 New Hampshire Colony New
England
Royal Puritan Ship building,
Rum exports
John Mason
1638 Delaware Colony Middle Proprietary Quakers, Catholics, Lutherans, Jewish
and others
Agriculture,
Iron ore products
Peter Minuit
1653 North Carolina Colony Southern Royal Anglican
and Baptist
Agriculture, Plantations, Tobacco & Sugar Lords Proprietors

Charter of Carolina
1663 South Carolina Colony Southern Royal Anglican
and Baptist
Agriculture, Plantations, Tobacco & Sugar
1664 New Jersey Colony Middle Royal Quakers, Catholics, Lutherans, Jewish
and others
Agriculture,
Iron ore products
Lord Berkeley
 George Carteret
1682 Pennsylvania Colony Middle Proprietary Quakers, Catholics, Lutherans, Jewish
and others
Agriculture,
Iron ore products
William Penn
1732 Georgia Colony Southern Royal Anglican
and Baptist
Agriculture, Plantations, Tobacco & Sugar James Oglethorpe
Date Name of Colony or Settlement Region Government in 1775 Religion Trade
Economic Activity
Famous
People
1620 Plymouth Settlement
De-established 1691
Southern Royal Puritan, Anglican
and Baptist
Agriculture, Plantations, Tobacco & Sugar William Bradford
John Carver
13 Colonies Chart

For additional facts and information about religion refer to Religion in the Colonies ,  Pilgrims and Puritans or our comprehensive article on Puritans .

   

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The 13 Colonies Chart
The 13 Colonies chart shows the New England, Middle and Southern Colonies. The New England Colonies are also referred to as the North Colonies :

13 Colonies Chart

New England Colonies Middle Colonies Southern Colonies
Connecticut Delaware Maryland
Rhode Island Pennsylvania Virginia
Massachusetts New Jersey North Carolina
New Hampshire New York South Carolina
    Georgia

13 Colonies Chart

Chart of Major Towns of the North Colonies
The major towns that were established in the 13 Colonies are shown by each colony in the chart:

Chart of Major Towns of the 13 Colonies

  Name of Colony Names of Major Towns
New England Colonies Massachusetts Colony Boston, Quincy, Plymouth, Salem, Lexington and Concord
Rhode Island Colony Providence, Portsmouth and Newport
Connecticut Colony Hartford, New Haven,
Wethersfield and Windsor
New Hampshire Colony Dover and Exeter
The Middle Colonies New York Colony New York City and Albany
Delaware Colony Wilmington & Georgetown
New Jersey Colony Trenton and Princeton
Pennsylvania Colony Philadelphia, Lancaster and York
The Southern Colonies Virginia Colony Jamestown, Williamsburg and Richmond
Maryland Colony Baltimore and Annapolis
North Carolina Colony Brunswick Town and Raleigh
South Carolina Colony Charleston and Sumter
Georgia Colony Savannah, Hardwicke and Wrightsboro

Chart of Major Towns of the 13 Colonies

13 Colonies Chart
The 13 Colonies Chart provides important information and interesting facts at a glance about each of the 13 Colonies including the date the colony was established, the regions (New England, Middle or Southern Colonies) the systems of government, religions, details of trade and economic activities and the names of important people associated with the founding and establishment of the 13 Colonies. The 13 Colonies Chart provides the ability to see the differences between the regions quickly and is a useful educational resource for kids and children

 

13 Colonies Chart

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