How did the original thirteen states join the United States?
The original 13 colonies were the united states at one time, they loosely joined together under the Articles of Confederation.
In order of admission, the original thirteen United States were Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Georgia, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maryland, South Carolina, New Hampshire, Virginia, New York, North Carolina, and Rhode Island. Vermont was fourteenth and the first free state (a state without slavery).
The original thirteen American colonies made claims that extended as far west as their earliest explorations of the continent allowed. Initially, the Appalachian Mountains provided the far western border of their territory; later, it was the Mississippi River. Once the United States was founded, the original thirteen states gradually ceded these territorial claims as new states were formed.
Thirteen stripes represent the first 13 states of the United States of America. Many people also believe they represent the 13 for the original colonies. But, in 1795 our flag had 15 stripes and 15 stars for the 15 states of the USA. Then in 1818 Congress reverted back to the original 13 stripes for the first 13 states adding stars for each new state.
Connecticut was not annexed to the United States. This is a definitional issue. Annexation requires a larger complete entity passing a law or edict to absorb a smaller outside territorial entity. Connecticut was one of the original thirteen colonies/states and therefore was responsible for the creation of the United States. Since Connecticut created the United States (along with the other twelve colonies/states) it cannot be annexed by the United States. The proper choice of words…
A parcel of land under United States jurisdiction can be either a State or a Territory, but not both. With the exception of the lands that composed the original thirteen colonies, all regions in the United States were originally territories before applying for statehood. Upon receiving statehood, they were no longer territories.
a written agreement ratified in 1781 by 13 original states; it provided a legal symbol of their union by giving the central government no coercive power over the states or their citizens. It was a document signed amongst thirteen original colonies that established United States of America as a confederation of the sovereign states and served as its first constitution.