Virginia

The land of dreams...

History of Virginia

The colony of Virginia was founded by John Smith and other colonists including the famous John Rolfe. It was first founded in 1607. "Virginia" comes from a nickname of Queen Elizabeth I, "The Virgin Queen". (LandOfTheBrave, 15) This new colony would soon become one of the richest of the 13th colonies.

The Southern Colonies

Virginia was a colony located in The Southern Colonies. The Southern Colonies included Virginia, Maryland, North and South Carolina, and Georgia.
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The Founders Of The Colony of Virginia

John Rolfe and John Smith were the two most influential people in the development of Virginia.

Cash-crops

Virginia didn't become rich from fishing or fur trade, it became rich from selling a variety of cash-crops, the main crop being tobacco. The fertile soil in Virginia was perfect for farming and it quickly became the richest of all the 13 colonies.
The Colony of Virginia Founded in 1607
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To Stand Out...

One of the main goals of the colony was to stand out from the rest. The people in England thought of the colonies as poor and filthy. Virginia stood out. It was cleaner, richer, and more beautiful than the others in the eyes of the English. It was more civilized than the other colonies and the British liked that.
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Anglican Belief

The "law of the land" that was created in 1624 mandated that all Virginians worship the Anglican Church (The Church of England) to support it's upkeep with their taxes. (Learncc, 15)
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By Jason Sanchez and Anthony Manna

Citations

"Virginia Colony." ***. N.p., n.d. Web. 15 Oct. 2015. <http://www.landofthebrave.info/virginia-colony.htm>.


"1.1 The Founding of Virginia." The Founding of Virginia. N.p., n.d. Web. 15 Oct. 2015. <http://www.learnnc.org/lp/editions/nchist-colonial/2029>.


"Evolution of the Virginia Colony, 1610-1630 - American Memory Timeline- Classroom Presentation | Teacher Resources - Library of Congress." Evolution of the Virginia Colony, 1610-1630 - American Memory Timeline- Classroom Presentation | Teacher Resources - Library of Congress. N.p., n.d. Web. 15 Oct. 2015.