Virginia,

The Only Place You Want to Live In

Let me introduce you to Virginia

The Virginia Colony is classified to be one of the Southern Colonies. Virginia was colonized by the English. Jamestown was founded as the first permanent English settlement in North America. The colony existed from 1607 to 1776.

Major Events

  • Bacon Rebellion - In 1676 a Virginia planter lead a group of tobacco farmers to attack indians who threatened their farms.
  • Property Holder Vote - In 1684 free men holding lifetime leases were granted the right to vote, which allowed them to participate elections of the House of Burgesses.
  • Tobacco Inspection - In 1713 The Virginia Assembly passes the Tobacco Inspection Act which requires all tobacco to be inspected before exporting it.

Key People

  • John Smith arrived as one of the original settlers in 1607 and became one of the councillor to lead the colony. He had a military background, therefore he led many expeditions where he became involved with the Powhatan Indians. he was able to negotiate with the Indians and became a good trader. He allowed for trade to prosper.

  • Chief Powhatan controlled different tribal groups. He was able to aid the English and developed a relationship with John Smith where he was able to negotiate between the Indians and develop trade.

  • Pocahontas was the daughter of Chief Powhatan, she saved John Smith’s life and became friends with him. Smith introduced her to the colony where she met John Rolfe who she married, and had a son with. During that time, peace was maintained between the English and the Indians. She allowed for peace in the land.

Move Here!

Now that you have an established background of the Virginia Colony you know that you should move here because it has a great number of jobs in agriculture, provides good trade because of the growing tobacco plantations. The climate is not to harsh. It is in a great location. There is a well developed representative government where most men can vote. And Peace is well maintained.

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By Deemah Alamoudi