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A worker with a contract to work for a specific amount of time; after the contract he is free
House of Burgesses
The first representative government of Jamestown
The leader of Jamestown Colony
Plants that are grown to be sold for money
The leader of the Powhatan people (Native Americans)
Daughter of Powhatan. She helped negotiate peace between the Powhatan people and the colonists
The time without food; the time when many colonists died
land that is governed by another country
people who live in a colony
person who is elected to act and speak for the community
Joint stock company
a company whose stock is owned jointly by the shareholders.
joint stock company that founded Jamestown
He was one of the English settlers at Jamestown (and he married Pocahontas). He discovered how to successfully grow tobacco in Virginia and cure it for export, which made Virginia an economically successful colony.
Bacon's Rebellion was an armed rebellion that took place in 1676 by Virginia settlers. It was led by Nathaniel Bacon against Governor William Berkeley. Bacon's grievances against Berkeley stemmed from the governor's dismissive policy toward the political challenges of Virginia's western frontier. Virginia moved away from indentured servitude and toward slavery.
King James I
1566-1625 King of England who, in 1606, gave the Virginia Company of London a charter to set up a colony in Virginia
Foundation of Jamestown
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