VIRGINIA IS THE PLACE TO SETTLE
WHY VIRGINIA IS THE PLACE TO BE
- Virginia was the first part of the country permanently settled by the English, who established Jamestown on the banks of the James River in 1607.
- The settlers of Jamestown from 1624 mandated that white Virginians worship in the Church of England or the Anglican Church and support its upkeep with their taxes.
- Jamestown was intended to become the core of long-term settlement efforts, creating new wealth for the London investors and recruiting English society in North America
- settlers have a number of small industries, including glassmaking, wood production, and pitch and tar and potash manufacture.
- Tobacco is the main cash crop
- Our government is a representative democracy
- Our leader is John Smith
- We have built many forts and has a strait leading to England.
- There are many "Indians" on this site but one of our beloved, John Wolfe, marries the chief's daughter Pocahontas.
1600 AUGUST: English soldiers raided the Chickahominy and Paspahegh villages, killing the wife of the Paspahegh chief and her children.
1614: By 1614, John Rolfe had sent his first shipment of tobacco to England.
1616 JUNE: Dale took Pocahontas and John Rolfe, with their infant son, Thomas, to England to promote investment in Virginia.