When were the 13 colonies known as the United States?
they weren't called the united states until after 1776 past the time when there were only thirteen colonies.
There are three ((((((3))))) United States. #1. One is When the 13 colonies were joined in 1787. That answer is 13 colonies. or 13 stated or 13 countries being as a state is considered a country. #2. The act of 1871 congress decided to call The District of Columbia or Washing D.C. a new name known as THE UNITED STATES. A corporation which is not The United States of America. A corporation that has authority…
The first 13 colonies became states with the end of the Revolutionary War and the Articles of Confederation. They did NOT consider themselves to be "United States" since they saw themselves as individual locations. It wasn't until 1789 with the Constitution that they were "united" as states. So, they called themselves "Colonies" and then "United States".
The 13 American Colonies became states after members of the 2nd Continental Congress declared themselves independent from the British Empire. After the American Revolutionary War these states would adopt the Articles of Confederation which would then be replaced by the United States Constitution. The latter provides the rules and regulations regarding states in the United States of America.