By Sara Hodges
How Virginia got started
Virginia was the first out of the thirteen original colonies to be founded, a group of investors hoped to profit from going to the Americas sponsored the group of people who went to expand the European nations and find a northwest passage.
Life in Virginia
The racial composition of Virginia was almost 90% English migrants. Religion was a very important part in the early colonists everyday lives, the churches were supported by tax money, and there was a blurred line between religious and civil authority.
A unique aspect of Virginia was their development of agriculture. They along with the southern colonies were almost entirely agricultural, Plantation agriculture was the main aspect and allowed the colonists to make a living by growing tobacco, rice, and wheat to sell to people in England and other places around the world.
Some important events that happened in Virginia are:
1612 John Rolfe saved the colony from collapsing by introducing the growing of tobacco.
1619 The house of Burgesses met in Jamestown
1624 Virginia became a royal colony
1693 the college of William and mary was founded
One important person who was associated with colonial Virginia was John Rolfe, he saved the colony from total collapse by introducing the growing and selling of tobacco to people in England and other places around the world. Another Important person was Christopher Newport, he was famous for being the captain of Susan Constant which was the largest of three ships who carried colonists to Virginia in 1607.
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