The original 13 Colonies 42
New England :
Province of New Hampshire, later New Hampshire
Province of Massachusetts Bay, later Massachusetts and Maine
Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, later Rhode Island
Connecticut Colony, later Connecticut.
Middle Colonies :
Province of New York, later New York and Vermont
Province of New Jersey, later New Jersey
Province of Pennsylvania, later Pennsylvania
Delaware Colony, later Delaware
Province of Maryland, later Maryland
Colony and Dominion of Virginia, later Virginia, Kentucky and West Virginia
Province of North Carolina, later North Carolina and Tennessee
Province of South Carolina, later South Carolina
Province of Georgia, later Georgia
The Treaty of Paris in 1783 recognized the independence of the United States. It gave the U.S. all land east of the Mississippi River and south of the Great Lakes. The Native American nations actually living in this region were not a party to this treaty and did not recognize it until they were defeated militarily by the United States.
For 2% of the inhabitants of the United States, defeat was followed by exile. Approximately sixty thousand United Empire Loyalists left the newly-founded republic, most settling in the remaining British colonies in North America, such as the Province of Quebec, Upper Canada (now known as Ontario), Prince Edward Island and Nova Scotia.
Surrender of the British troops at Yorktown