The original 13 colonies were New Hampshire, Connecticut, Delaware, New York, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Virginia, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia. The 13 colonies were divided into three geographical regions: the New England Colonies, the Middle Colonies and the Southern Colonies.
The New England colonies comprised New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island. The Middle Colonies were made up of Delaware, Pennsylvania, New York and New Jersey. Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia formed the Southern Colonies. The 13 original colonies were under the direct rule of the British Empire until they rose up against their colonists during the American Revolutionary War.