Virginia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia
Virginia is the first permanent colony in the new world. It was founded in 1607. Virginia was originally a corporate colony which means that private investors funded the voyage. Later, after John Rolfe discovered tobacco grows well in Virginia the king stripped it from the investors and pronounces it as Royal Colony. Virginia was the first to have a form of government in the new world. Their government was a representative democracy.
North Carolina was the first attempt in forming a colony in the new world. It was formed in 1653. This colony was also a proprietary colony. At first North and South Carolina was one colony then later broke off. The religious group was the Anglicans. It's major "cash crops" was Naval Store which is tar from the inside of pine trees.