Colonial Virginia

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Agriculture
-growing and harvesting crops
- primary source of wealth in Virginia
Cash Crop
-crops grown and sold for profit
-tobacco
Slavery
-used as inexpensive labor to harvest tobacco
culture
The way a group of people lives. The beliefs, architecture (buildings), dress (clothes, food and language of a group of people
architecture
buildings
English
-chose names for towns that reminded them of home (Richmond)
-Build homes, barns and places of worship in the styles from their homes in England
Scots-Irish
-Fiddlers, clog dancing and twangy country and fold music
German
-fled religious persecution
- build homes from stone instead of wood
-build barns
Africans
-African musical heritage such as the banjo, changed the culture
-Brought new crops such and peanuts and rice
Native Americans
-some towns named after Native Americans such as Rappahannock and Roanoke
-Words such as moccasin and raccoon were adopted into the English language
Great Britain
-England became Great Britain in the 1700s
-Great Britain is everything on the island (England + Scotland)
Jamestown to Williamsburg
The capital moved to Williamsburg because:
-drinking water was contaminated with salt water
-unhealthy living conditions
-fire destroyed wooden and brick buildings in Jamestown
Williamsburg to Richmond
The capital moved to Richmond because:
-people were moving west
-Richmond is more centrally located
-It was farther from the sea and any possible attacks from England
money
something used for exchange- paper money and coins
bartering
trading or exchanging goods and services without money
credit
buying a good or service and paying for it later
debt
a good or service owed to someone
saving
money put away to save or to spend at a later time
Did Virginia have banks?
no
Life in Colonial Virginia
-families made their own clothes
-clothes were made of cotton, wool and or leather
-mostly grew their own crops

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