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What was the purpose for the 13 colonies?

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09/17/2014

The purpose for founding each of the 13 colonies was different. For example, Massachusetts, Maryland, and Pennsylvania were founded mainly for religious reasons. Georgia was founded as a refuge for English debtors, so that they could get a fresh start in the New World. Similarly, some colonies were established for farming, trade, or profit, such as New Jersey and New York.