Welcome to Virginia
The first permanent English colony in North America
No Gold But There's Tobacco
By 1775 Virginia was named a Royal Colony and was governed like one.
Economics and Trade: Virginia concentrated on agriculture and focused on growing and exporting tobacco, cotton, corn, vegetables, grain, fruit and livestock.
The first English Colony was Jamestown discovered by colonists John Rolfe and John Smith.
John Rolfe discovered the first tobacco seed and exported the first tobacco crop which made tobacco Virginia's #1 cash crop. Indians attacked Jamestown. The people of Virginia believed to grow all this great tobacco to make Britain more profit they needed to get all of the Indians our of their territory and make it their own so they can make large tobacco growing farms. Later they realized that their land is way too big and they needed salves to keep their farms up and running. The famous story of Pocahontas happened in Jamestown, John Rolfe married Pocahontas. King James declares Virginia as a royal colony and the town of Williamsburg was established and became the capital of Virginia.
People To Remember
Queen Elizabeth I of England
Captain John Smith