13 colony's

by kayla bass


Pennsylvania was named after William Penn because in Greek Pennsylvania means Penn's woods. two interesting facts about Pennsylvania is that it was one of the first states and it was home of the first computer. in 1681 king Charles the 2nd of England gave William Penn the land. king Charles named it. king Charles founded Pennsylvania. William Penn was a quaker whitch ment he wanted peace and he wanted equality.

new york

New York was named for the English duke of York and Albany, and the brother of England king Charles the 2nd. in 1664 the region called New Amsterdam was taken from Dutch. Peter Minuit found New York in 1626. it was founded for trade and profit.


James Oglethorpe and 114 colonists found Georgia. It was founded in 1733. Georgia was named after king George the 2nd of England , who granted the state its charter in 1732.

Rhode island


It was named after an Algonquian tribe, the Massachusetts, which translats to somthin al


Cecil Calvert, 2nd lord of Baltimore founded Maryland in 1632. Cecil's father George Calvert had received a royal charter for the land for the land from king Charles the 1st. the new colony was named after Henrietta Maria, the wife of the king.
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