Welcome to Virginia!
We are the first permanent English colony in the New World!
Some important people:
Leader of the expedition, he was captain of the ships that set sail from England to create a colony, Jamestown.
He was a leader of the original colony and kept the colony going by making people farm and work to survive,
Governor of Virginia from 1642-1652. After the Restoration in 1660, he became governor again until he was called back to England as a result of the Bacon's Rebellion of 1676.
During the English Civil War, Virginia was sympathetic to the Crown.
The Bacon's Rebellion of 1676 was the first frontier rebellion; colonists were discontent with governor Berkeley because they wanted the Native Americans to be chased out.
The Indian Massacre of 1622 was when Chief Opechancanough killed 347 colonists. The colonists retaliated killing several hundred American Indians until a treaty was formed in 1646.