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Virginia Colony

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Virginia Colony
Where?
-Virginia colony is located between Maryland (north) and North Carolina (south)

-Virginia was a Southern colony in the early US

When?

-On May 8, 1587, a group of 117 men, women and children left England to sail across the Atlantic Ocean. Sir Walter Raleigh, nick-named “Sea Dog”, founded the colony of Roanoke. The colony was actually an island close to the shore of the future Virginia colony. Since they didn’t bring much supplies, John White took a three year journey to go back to England to get what was needed. When he finally returned, he was startled to find that the colony that he left was no where to be found. the only thing that they ever did find was the word “CORTAN” carved into a tree. Cortan was the name of a nearby indian tribe. There are many hypotheses of what really happened, but the truth is unclear.
Important cities?
Important cities in this colony were Jamestown, and Kecoughtan. The Jamestown city is Virginia's capital and is known for the early history of the first permanent English settlement in the Americas. This is where the British settlement began. Kecoughtan was home to the Native Americans and was the the city's English first welcome where they first met.
Activities
Sports
1. marbles
2. 9 pins(similar to bowling)
3. Cockfighting(chicken fights)
4. Dueling(believed that violence can be stopped if serious blood was drawn)

Why come to Virginia Colony?
-The British were the first country to settle in the Virginia colony. Their motive was to try to find new sources of riches. I'll bet you could do the same.

Virginia Colony
Early History
They ate meat, fish, shellfish, fruit, vegetables, herbs and dairy products.
Men outnumbered women 7 to 1 because more men are coming to work on plantations.
Men(clothing)
Coat, silk cravat,waistcoat,breeches,stockings,shoes and a hat.
Women(clothing)
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hat,lacecap,lace neck kerchief,gown,lace apron,silk petticoat,shoes.
Currency

Portuguese and French coins appeared in the colonies as a result of trade with the West Indies.



Population
The population of Virginia, according to the 1790 Census, is 747,610 total people. You will have many neighbors around you!
Difficulties
Interesting Facts
1. Virginia was named for England's "Virgin Queen," Elizabeth I.
2. Jamestown was the first English settlement in the U.S. It was also the first capital of Virginia.
3. The major cash crop of Virginia is tobacco and many of the people who live there earn their living from the tobacco industry.

When they settled, it was difficult because they settled right next to a swamp, which polluted their drinking water with salt water which was bad for the settlers health. The wetness from the swamps attracted mosquitoes with diseases that spread throughout the settlement.

Government
Virginia's colony was governed by the British and was a Royal Colony.
Virginia's First Settlers
Map Of the Colony Of Virginia
The first settlers of the Virginia colony were the British and they ruled the Virginia colony.
The Starving Times
Important People
Pocahontas-
Pocahontas was born in about 1596 and was named Amonute,. But She was called "Pocahontas" as a nickname, which meant "playful one.” Pocahontas was captured by the English during Anglo-Indian hostilities in 1613, and held for ransom. When the opportunity came for her to return to her people, she chose to stay with the English. In April 1614, she married tobacco planter John Rolfe, and in January 1615, had a son, Thomas Rolfe. Pocahontas's marriage to Rolfe was the first recorded interracial marriage in North American history.
John Rolfe-
He made tobacco a huge profit for the colony of virginia by experimenting the seeds he brought from the west indies. He was saved from death by Pocahontas and then he married Pocahontas and had a son named.
John Smith-
John Smith founded Colonial Virginia in 1607. He was a british soldier, explorer, and author. He returned to England in 1609 and became a staunch advocate of colonization via his published works. He led an exploration along the rivers of Virginia and the Chesapeake Bay. When Jamestown was England's first permanent settlement, Smith trained the settlers to farm and work to save the colony from early devastation. He publicly stated "he who shall not work, shall not eat".
Sir Walter Raleigh-
Sir Walter Raleigh was an English adventurer and writer who established a colony near Roanoke Island, now known as Virginia. He was imprisoned in the Tower of London and eventually put to death for treason
The Starving Times was a period of starvation in the winter of 1609-1610. The colonists had never planned to grow all of their own food. This caused the act of cannibalism amongst the colonists
George Washington
George Washington was the first President of the United States

The Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War, and one of the Founding Fathers of the United States.

Mt. Vernon was the birth place of George Washington
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