Virginia House of Burgesses

The Colony of Virginia

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This volume introduces readers to the beginnings of colonial Virginia, which was home to the first successful British settlement in North America. The narrative begins with the hardships and eventual success of the Jamestown settlement. Readers will learn about the crop that saved the colony, the rise of plantations, and early democracy in the Virginia House of Burgesses. Information-rich text paired with corresponding images highlight Virginia's role in the American Revolution, and draw attention to important Virginians such as Thomas Jefferson and Patrick Henry.

The Colony of Virginia