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Transcript of Virginia Colony
Plantations That same year brought the first slaves to Virginia. For most of the 1600s, white indentured servants worked the colony's tobacco fields, but by 1705 the Virginia colony had become a slave society. Nearly all power was in the hands of white male landowners, who ran the government and, by law, belonged to the Church of England. Slave Labor in
Virginia The English settled at the mouth of the James River because:
•It was rich in natural resources.
Lots of natural supplies so your
settlement doesn't die out.
•It has a good harbor.
So goods can be imported in
•It was easy to defend.
Native Americans might attack
but Virgnia is easy to defend! The major cash crop in the colony of Virginia
On Plantations slaves worked from dawn to
dusk working in the owner's house, the field,
or taking care of children Capital : Jamestown
Founder : John Smith Virginia Virginia was founded
on May 24,1607 Virginia Come to
Virginia • In 1619, the Virginia House of Burgesses was the first legislative body in America giving settlers the opportunity to control their own government.
• The House of Burgesses is called the General Assembly today. Fun Facts! • Tobacco as a cash crop, which means the crop, is grown to sell for money rather than for food. The Tobacco was sold in England for money. As the tobacco field grew, more workers were needed. This encouraged slavery. So come to Virgnia
Today !!! * The soil is more fertile than other colonies. * Fresh water flows from up stream to James Town. Fun Facts * Jamestown was not an island until the 1800s. (There was land connecting Jamestown to the main land up until 1800 when the land had eroded.) * There was, and still are many American Bald Eagles living in Jamestown. By: Asantewa Reide, Jaden Baldwin , and Zoe Aho Selling Points Carry me back to old Virginny,
There's where the cotton and the corn and tatoes grow,
There's where the birds warble sweet in the springtime,
There's where this old darkey's heart am long'd to go.
Virginia State Song
Courtesy of nationalatlas.gov Virginia Colony