Virginia, founded 1607 Juan calderon

John smith

John smith was an English soldier that helped the colony of Jamestown through its troubles.

John Smith was one of the founders of the Virginia colony,Along with other members of the Virginia Company of London.

John Smith was caught by the Chief Powhatan of a native village nearby. Pocahontas talked her father Powhatan out of executing John Smith.John smith was not executed and returned to Jamestown

Religion

The main religions in the Virginia colony were Anglican and Baptist.

Anglicanism is Christianity comprising the Church of England and churches which are historically tied to it or hold similar beliefs, worship practices and church structures.

Baptist is individuals who comprise a group of Christian denominations and churches that subscribe to a doctrine that baptism should be performed only for professing believers and that it must be done by complete immersion.

Geography/Climate

Virginia was considered part of the southern colonies. Virginia has mountains,valleys,and coastal plains.

Since it was part of the southern colonies it had a warm climate which made it easy for disease to spread unlike in the northern colonies.

The warm climate and very fertile soil of the south made growing crops easy for the colonist of the Virginia colony.

Economy

For most of the 1600's, 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.

Women who married and worked at home were considered "good wives"; those who refused such "proper" roles were considered troublesome.

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