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Virginia COLONY. BY: TAI LOVE, KANIA SLOCUM, and KALI KASULIS. FAMOUS BATTLES. Hostilities reached a climax in 1773 when land speculator, Michael Cresap led a group from Fort Fincastle at present day and raided Shawnee towns what became know as Cresaps war

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Virginia colony

Virginia COLONY

BY: TAI LOVE, KANIA SLOCUM, and KALI KASULIS


Famous battles

FAMOUS BATTLES

  • Hostilities reached a climax in 1773 when land speculator, Michael Cresap led a group from Fort Fincastle at present day and raided Shawnee towns what became know as Cresaps war

  • In 1754 hostilities broke out between English and French troops in western Pennsylvania

  • English troop under a young commander Washington, overwhelmed by the French , which began a lengthy war for control of the American colonies

  • This influenced Delaware and Shawnee to side with the French


Government

GOVERNMENT

  • By 1775 Virginia was governed as a Royal Colony

  • In 1606 the London company and Plymouth company were formed

  • This enabled Virginia to be able to make money and make laws


History

HISTORY

  • Founded in 1607 by John Smith and others

    at Jamestown

  • In 1586 the colonists on Roanoke Island are forced to return to England due to hardships

  • Virginia government allows families to live rent-free for ten years on land owned by the state

  • In Virginia was made a Royal Colony


Raw materials

RAW MATERIALS

  • Natural Recourses: -Fish

    -Forests

    -good agriculture land

  • Farming and Plantations were important

  • Exported agriculture products to other colonies


Geography

GEOGRAPHY

  • MOUNTIANS

  • VALLEYS

  • COASTAL PLAIN


Religion

RELIGION

  • Not dominated by a specific religion which gave way to religious freedom for Baptists, Anglicans and others


Climate

CLIMATE

  • Warmest of the colonies

  • But the hot and humid summers gave rise to the spread of disease

  • The climate made it possible to grow crops throughout the year and was ideally suited for plantations


Economy

ECONOMY

  • Virginia exported more than 10 million pounds of tobacco to England

  • Before they were famous for tobacco there were economic disasters, outbreak of diseases, and starvation

  • In 1605 only 38 out of 105 settlers in Jamestown survived the first winter


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