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- Part of the Southern Colonies
- Anglican: officially declared as religion at 1619
- Colonial government: Royal; after Virginia Company lost charter, it became royal province
- Trade: Tobacco plantations flourishes, other farm products like cottons also produced
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Locations, geography and its impact
- Located in Southern Colonies, on top of North Carolina province and under Maryland
- Contain both Atlantic coastal plain and Piedmont regions
- very hot, humid summer and mild winter
- fertile soil and abundant amount of rainfall made region great for farming; tobacco plantation flourishes
- as located on the shoreline, numerous bays and ports enables trades
- western part of colony is relatively harder to create large plantations due to presence of mountains and heavy woods; small farms are more popular
Brief History of the Colony
He was an English solider and explorer, played important role on creating Jamestown. He later worked for survival of Jamestown when it was going through hard time and succeed let both him and Jamestown survive.
Chief of the Powhatan Confederacy, he initially attacked colonial English people for three times, but later have moment of peace as he gives his daughter, Pocahontas, to colony. Colony was able to survive as they were able to trade with Powhatan Confederacy.
He was a leader of Bacon's rebellion. At the time colonists wanted to retaliate Powhatan Confederacy for attacking the colony, yet the Governor Berkeley refused. Disagreed with rule of Governor, Bacon raises militia without permission and accused as treason.
As a governor of Virginia colony from 1642-1652 and 1660-1677, He remained as governor for longest time. He worked to develop other export products other than tobacco. Initially, he held harsh policy toward Native American, yet later it became bit less intense, caused Bacon's rebellion.
He was an English entrepreneur who introduced crop tobacco to the Virginia Colony. Tobacco played huge rule on saving Jamestown from "the starving time" and later serves as largest export product of Virginia. He married with Pocahontas, who was daughter of chief Powhatan.
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Works Cited Page
"Climate and Geography." Virginia Colony. Blogger, n.d. Web. 16 Sept. 2015.
Elson, Henry William. "Virginia." Foundingfathers.info. Trans. Kathy Leigh. N.p., 2013. Web. 16 Sept. 2015.
Mark, Archibald Andrews. "Key Jamestown People and Events." (n.d.): n. pag. June 2014. Web. 16 Sept. 2015.
Wood, Maren. "1.1 The Founding of Virginia." The Founding of Virginia. North Carolina Digital History, 2008. Web. 16 Sept. 2015.