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Location and Geography
Key People to the Development of our Colony
John Smith founded our colony in 1607. Our colony was then named after Queen Elizabeth I, "the Virgin Queen."
The head of 30 tribal groups, Chief Powhatan helped us when we needed it. Without him giving us support in the beginning, we wouldn't have been able to forge this amazing colony. He was willing to trade and negotiate with us, providing food when needed.
John Rolfe was important to our colony because he introduced our cash crop, tobacco. Virginia's land and climate is the perfect place to grow tobacco. Because of its taste and medical usage, tobacco immediately became popular. Tobacco quickly became successful as more people in England wanted it.
Religion, Government, and Trade
The government of the colony first started off with the House of Burgesses. This governed with a local, colonial governor.
The southern colonies would trade all sorts of crops such as cotton, rice, rye, sugar, and tobacco (especially Virginia since its our cash crop). The most exported product from the colonies is tobacco, most coming from Virginia.
1607- First settlement created; Indians attack and capture John Smith
1613- Pocahontas is kidnapped and brought to Jamestown
1622- Major massacre killing hundreds of colonists
1676- Bacon's rebellion occurred. The colonists revolted but was put down after Bacon died. The remaining supporters were killed.
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