British America

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British America comprised the British Empire's colonial territories in North America, Bermuda, Central America, the Caribbean, and Guyana from 1607 to 1783.wikipedia
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Thirteen Colonies

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The American colonies were formally known as British America and the British West Indies before 1776, when the Thirteen Colonies declared their independence in the American Revolutionary War (1775–1783) and formed the United States of America.
They were part of Britain's possessions in the New World, which also included colonies in Canada, the Caribbean, and the Floridas.

French and Indian War

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British America gained large amounts of new territory following the Treaty of Paris (1763) which ended the French and Indian War in America, and ended British involvement in the Seven Years' War in Europe.
The French and Indian War (1754–1763) pitted the colonies of British America against those of New France, each side supported by military units from the parent country and by American Indian allies.

Great Britain in the Seven Years' War

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British America gained large amounts of new territory following the Treaty of Paris (1763) which ended the French and Indian War in America, and ended British involvement in the Seven Years' War in Europe.
It also directed the military strategy of its various colonies around the world including British America.

New England Colonies

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New England Colonies:
The New England Colonies of British America included Connecticut Colony, the Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, Massachusetts Bay Colony, and the Province of New Hampshire, as well as a few smaller short-lived colonies.

Middle Colonies

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The Middle Colonies were five 1/2 of the thirteen colonies in British America, located between the New England Colonies and the Southern Colonies.

Southern Colonies

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Southern Colonies:
The Southern Colonies within British America consisted of the Province of Maryland, the Colony of Virginia,

Province of Georgia

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The Province of Georgia (also Georgia Colony) was one of the Southern colonies in British America.

Board of Trade

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In London beginning in 1660, all colonies were governed through a state department known as the Southern Department, and a committee of the Privy Council called the Board of Trade and Plantations.
Between 1696 and 1782 the Board of Trade, in partnership with the various secretaries of state over that time, held responsible for colonial affairs, particularly in British America.

Province of South Carolina

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Province of South Carolina
The Province of South Carolina (also known as the South Carolina Colony) was originally part of the Province of Carolina in British America, which was chartered by eight Lords Proprietor in 1663.

British North America

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After that, the term British North America was used to describe the remainder of Britain's continental North American possessions.
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Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations

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Former colonies and territories in Canada

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Former colonies and territories in Canada
British America (Colonial America) – (1607 to 1783) – List of Hudson's Bay Company trading posts

Seven Years' War

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Several British colonies and territories were ruled by Britain from 1763 after the Seven Years' War, but were ceded to Spain (the Floridas) or the United States (the Indian Reserve and Southwestern Quebec).

List of former European colonies

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British America (New Britain)

New York General Assembly

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The New York General Assembly was the lower branch of government of the British Province of New York and was the first representative governing body in New York from 1683 to 1775 when the assembly disbanded after the outbreak of the American Revolutionary War.

Slavery in the United States

Slavery had been practiced in British America from early colonial days, and was legal in all Thirteen Colonies at the time of the Declaration of Independence in 1776.

Fort Loudoun (Tennessee)

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Fort Loudoun was a British colonial-era fort located in what is now Monroe County, Tennessee, United States.

War of the Austrian Succession

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The war included peripheral events such as King George's War in British America, the War of Jenkins' Ear (which formally began on 23 October 1739), the First Carnatic War in India, the Jacobite rising of 1745 in Scotland, and the First and Second Silesian Wars.


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From the eighteenth century onwards, the city also grew as one of Great Britain's main hubs of transatlantic trade with North America and the West Indies.

William Matthews (priest)

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William Matthews (December 16, 1770 – April 30, 1854), occasionally spelled Mathews, was an American Roman Catholic priest from Maryland who became the first ordained Catholic priest born in British America and the fifth Catholic priest in the United States.

Savannah, Georgia

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Established in 1733 on the Savannah River, the city of Savannah became the British colonial capital of the Province of Georgia and later the first state capital of Georgia.

Thomas Wiswall

Thomas Wiswall (1601–1683) was an early settler of British America, a prominent early citizen of the Massachusetts Bay Colony, and a key figure in the founding of Cambridge Village, now known as the city of Newton, Massachusetts.

Eleazer Oswald

Eleazer Oswald (baptized bp 2 February 1750/51 – 30 September 1795) was born at Falmouth, Cornwall, in England, but moved to British America as a young man.

Bay Psalm Book

The Bay Psalm Book was the first book printed in British North America.

William Franklin

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undefined 1730 – November 1813) was an American-born attorney, soldier, politician, and colonial administrator.