Virginia

The first permanent English colony in North America

History of the colony

The first original colony of the 13 original colonies was Virginia, which was located on the Atlantic coast of North America. The original 13 colonies consisted of three geographic areas that were New England, Middle, and Southern colonies. The Virginia Colony was classified as one of the Southern Colonies along with the Maryland colony, North Carolina colony, South Carolina colony, and Georgia colony. Virginia was an English colony in North America that lasted from 1607 until 1776.

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Settlement of the English in the Virginia Colony

The first original country that had settled in the Virginia colony was the English. This was due to the fact that the English planned to make money by sending people to America to dig for gold and also find other resources that could be valuable and then ship the resources back to England.

The Colony location

The Virginia colony was right in the center of the middle and southern colonies. The colony was right next to the Atlantic ocean, which was great for shipping the resources that were found back and forth to England. Although they did not find much gold in Virginia, they did learn how to cultivate tobacco and that improved the economy greatly.

More Information about the colony

As stated before, the Virginia colony was a part of the southern colonies. The religion that was worshiped in Virginia was the Anglican church (Church of England). The law of the land in 1624 mandated that white Virginians must do church service in the Anglican church and support it with their taxes. The Virginia Company made a legislative assembly that was called the House of Burgesses. What made this so unique was that this was the first European-type legislative body in the New World.
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Major Events in the Colony

A major event that really helped Virginia shape its economy was in 1611 when John Rolfe introduced his tobacco seeds. This was a huge success considering how well tobacco sold in England. However, without John Rolfe that huge success would have been delayed or it would have never happened in the first place. That is why John Rolfe was such an important person to the colony.

Why you would settle here

This by far is the best colony for several reasons such as: the job opportunities that are available in the tobacco farms, the location and how easily you can go to the beach, and the fact that it is the first colony made so it is more developed.