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.

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Today we have expanded more then we could've ever imagined with 53 counties in our colony. The main governing body is the Virginia House of Burgesses which is the first legislative body to ever be created. Representatives are voted on by the people of Virginia. The laws that we live by are all debated on and voted in the House of Burgesses. The two chamber system is used as a model for other colonies. Unlike many of the other colonies, we are not dominated by one religion and we offer religious freedom. For example, we have Baptist, Anglicans, and many other religions practiced in our colony. Virginia continues to be the wealthiest and most populated colony today, so what are you waiting for?