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The first people who came to Virginia were the English They founded Jamestown in 1607 Their purpose in coming was that they wanted to find gold and get rich by trading with the Indians They thought they would get rich quick and return to England However they were not successful Times were very bad because many of the first settlers were English Gentlemen and were not used to working for a living Finally John Smith took control and said that unless someone worked they couldnt eat Because the location of Jamestown was poor many settlers died Much of the land was swampy and helped spread diseases In 1619 the Virginia company formed a law-making body It was called the House of Burgesses This was the first law example of representative government in America Industries It was John Rolfe who finally found a way for the colonists to be successful They planted tobacco which made some of the settlers very rich They also planted rice and had rice plantations in the Southern Colonies These plantations needed lots of workers At first many people worked as indentured servants After a while there were not enough indentured servants so they used slaves instead Some Africans knew how to grow rice and that was very useful to the Southern Colonists Southern Colonies Difference From Others The Southern Colonies were different from others because they didnt care about religious freedom but came here to get rich instead Their economy depended on large plantations where a few rich people owned most of the land and depended on slaves to get the work done
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