Who are we?
We are Virginia, first settled by the English in Jamestown in 1607. We are part of the Southern colonies, but are fairly close to the middle colonies. The reason for our creation was to make money from gold. However, the geography of the land was more suited to the growth of tobacco, which we profited from immensely. We were actually established at first by a business, the Virginia Company.
The House of Burgesses
This is the first European style parliament in the New World!
This is how we made our money and what we sold to the Old World.
This was our religion, brought from England.
Important people and events!
John Rolfe was crucial to our economic success. He used new marketing ideas and new strains of tobacco in order to make large sums of money, which made all of Virginia richer.
One important set of events that occurred was that the citizens of Virginia experienced the Starving Time, which caused some people to abandon Jamestown.