How to use Thirteen-colonies in a sentence
The states making up the thirteen colonies at the time of the Declaration of Independence.
In 1776 the thirteen colonies united in the continental congress issued their Declaration of Independence.
Albany was probably the second place to be permanently settled within the borders of the original Thirteen Colonies.
Most of the original thirteen colonies once possessed also separate courts of chancery; and these were maintained for many years after the separation from Great Britain, and were imitated in several of the earlier among the new states, but special chancery courts now exist only in a few of the states, chiefly in the East and South.
The existing legal system of all the states, except Louisiana, whose law is based on the Roman, have been built upon the foundation of the principles contained in the common and statute law of England as that law stood in 1776, when the thirteen colonies declared their independence.Advertisement
With Benjamin Franklin and Charles Carroll he was sent by Congress in 1776 to win over the Canadians to the side of the revolting colonies, and after his return did much to persuade Maryland to advocate a formal separation of the thirteen colonies from Great Britain, he himself being one of those who signed the Declaration of Independence on the 2nd of August 1776.
While the British were exceedingly well-armed and suited for battle, the soldiers of the thirteen colonies (who eventually acquired the title of the Continental Army) were making do with any means available.