The First Colony
Virginia Company established Jamestown.
Landless peasants revolted, wanting harsher action against Native Americans, so they can get land.
Arrival of Pilgrims
Pilgrims arrived on the Mayflower in 1620, establishing a royal colony.
Virginia is one of the southern colonies. While settlers initially expected to find gold (with fruitless results), they found tobacco instead. The tobacco crop gre, expanding profits and in turn, the economy. This caused virginia to turn to a slave-based labor system.
Type of Colony: Royal Colony (charter revoked in 1624)
Type of Colonial Government: Legislative (House of Burgesses)