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Settlements in Virginia
On May 14, 1607, one hundred London men arrived in three ships at Chesapeake Bay. They founded the first permanent English Colony in America. Virginia was perfect for their settlement because it was located on the coastline and provided the them with a source of travel and resources. They also started the Virginia Company which was an ENglish firm that sent people to America. This allowed them to find gold and other valuable resources and then ship whatever they found to England
Type of Colony
John Rolfe was born in May 6, 1585 and died on 1622 in Varina Plantation, VA. He stepped into history in May of 1609 when he stepped on the ship bound for Virginia. John Rolfe and the fellow survivors struggled in Virginia through starvation, diseases, and native attacks. In 1612 John Rolfe started experimenting with tobacco. Tobacco flourished in Virgina and soon enough they started shipping it to England. In 1613 the Indian princess Pocahontas was introduced into John's life. They fell in love and got married. In 1616, Rolfe and his family traveled to England to support the Virginia company and the colony and upon his return he got more involved in the government.