Virginia the Good Life Colony
January 1 ,1750
First Sucsessful British Colony
Virginia was the first of the 13 colonies to be founded. We were founded by the British and we are named after Queen Elizabeth. This colony was created to help Britain by giving them valuable resources. In 1612, John Rolfe discovered tobacco which became a major part of our economy. Today we export wheat, flax, tobacco, and iron to Britain. At first this was unsuccessful, but we have mastered farming and manufacturing techniques. We have also been exporting goods longer then any other colony. The first major settlement in Virginia was Jamestown, which is where you can buy many luxuries such as silk and alcohol today. Captain Newport founded Jamestown and is a great explorer. We are part of the "southern colonies" along with Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia. Our colony has abundant natural resources which helps us trade with other colonies. The three major trade cities in Virginia are Jamestown, Williamsburg, and Richmond. The climate here is perfect for trading and exporting goods. Our summers are not as hot as the colonies in the Carolinas, yet our winters are not as cold as New England. This allows us to farm year round and have a prosperous economy.