In the 1700’s, the colonies that were established by the British in North America were starting to become a growing area. The number of people that were coming over from England was increasing at a steady rate, and new settlements were popping up throughout the eastern coast of the new land. As the population grew larger, cities such as New York, Boston and Philadelphia became centers of the new land. These centers were areas where leaders of the new land resided. These cities were also the locations where patriots such as John Adams, Thomas Jefferson and John Hancock met to discuss the fate of the new land.
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