A Southern Colony: The Valley Of Virginia

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History- Virginia was the first colony settled on the coast. Founded by john smith in 1607. Virginia is a southern colony. Economics- Agriculture was once a mainstay in virginia but , now it follows other sectors in employment and incomes in generation. Tobacco, was Virginia's traditional staple,and is still the leading crop, and grains, corn, soybeans, peanuts, sweet potatoes, cotton, and apples were all important.Also wine was important but,the major sources of agricultural thy income income are now poultry, dairy products, and cattle, especially in the Valley of Virginia. The coastal fisheries are large, bringing in lots of shellfish—large oysters and crabs.coal was also important. land/geography- Politics and the government-
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