The Original 14 Colonies – Yes, 14

September 1, 2023

Join Trey Bahm as he dives deep into the origins of the American colonies. From the well-known 13 to the often-overlooked 14th colony, West Florida, discover the unique purposes behind each colony, be it cash-driven, religious, or for social reform. As we journey through history, we’ll reflect on the quintessential American spirit of self-definition and the power of shared ideals. Stay tuned for a sneak peek into our next episode on the U.S. Constitution. Don’t miss it!

Join Trey Bahm as he dives deep into the origins of the American colonies. From the well-known 13 to the often-overlooked 14th colony, West Florida, discover the unique purposes behind each colony, be it cash-driven, religious, or for social reform. As we journey through history, we’ll reflect on the quintessential American spirit of self-definition and the power of shared ideals.

Key Highlights of the Episode:

  • Virginia: The first colony, primarily established for cash, focused on tobacco cultivation.
  • Massachusetts: Founded by the Pilgrims, who focused on emphasizing a Puritan lifestyle.
  • New York: Initially set up by Dutch traders; however, you’ll come to learn how the English later took over control.
  • Pennsylvania: Served as a haven for Quakers and other religious minorities.
  • Georgia: A unique social reform experiment; when the colony was initially established, alcohol and slavery were prohibited.
  • West Florida: A brief exploration of its history and unique position during the American Revolution. Learn how this area has been overlooked as the 14th colony!

The episode concludes with reflecting on the American spirit of creating one’s status and the importance of association based on shared ideas. Keep listening for a teaser of upcoming episodes.

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