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Various private organizations had the initial control of the colonies. Each of those colonies was granted its charter by the British Crown. In some cases the British had 'taken over' colonies from the Dutch.

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Q: Did Britain own the 13 original colonies in 1776?
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The colonies won their freedom from what?

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