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    thirteen colonies, Virginia and Massachusetts remained most remarkable colonies in American history. The early settlements of the Virginia and Massachusetts were both established by groups of people from England at the same time of period; however, their dissimilar beginnings as colonies, motivations to being “adventurers”, view on religion and ideology, and means of economic stability created two singular politics and economic systems. The root of both colonies might be the same but Virginia colonies and

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    Introduction Virginia, officially known as the Commonwealth of Virginia, is one of the thirteen original states in the United States and used to be the first colonial possession established in mainland British America. Due to this reason, Virginia is often called the “Old Dominion” in many times. According to the historical data and statistics, eight American presidents were born in Virginia, which is more than any other states in the country. Therefore, Virginia is also known as the “Mother of Presidents”

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    Virginia and Massachusetts Settlement Virginia had many failures and close calls, while Massachusetts had successful first settlements, smart decisions regarding food and planning made this possible. In 1607 colonist landed on the banks of Jamestown Virginia only to be greeted by disease causing mosquitoes. Did not had good leadership until John Smith and John Rolfe, while Massachusetts had John Winthrop who developed the settlement with success. The settlers of Virginia had The Jamestown Nightmare

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    Virginia has a long and rich history in the United States. Throughout history there have been many different events that have taken place in Virginia which helped play a vital role in the making of our great country. Virginia’s mark on America can be seen with the first established colonies in North America by Great Britain. Let’s began in May of 1607, British Empire established the first permanent colony of North America in Virginia this settlement was name Jamestown. The name Jamestown derives

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    The name "Virginia" is the oldest designation for English claims in North America. The name “Virginia” was proposed by Sir Walter Raleigh to Queen Elizabeth I. The chief of the Indians of the area, the Sectoans, was called Wingina which could have influenced the name. In 1585, Sir Walter Raleigh launched a colonization expedition to Roanoke island that failed. But when Sir Francis Drake arrived in 1586 the colonists wanted to go home. The lack of supply ships made them eventually abandon the colony

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    The concept of freedom in Massachusetts and Virginia During the 1600s when England began colonizing in the New World, different colonies had their own concept of freedom backed by their beliefs and/ or motives for settling in America. Massachusetts and Virginia were settled for very different reasons therefore life in their settlements differed greatly. The political, economic, social and of course physical aspects of the colonies were not at all the same, yet they both resulted in their colonies

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    The colony of Virginia was founded by a stock company: the Virginia Company. To attract people Virginia made a wonderful charter. Emigrants who paid their own way to Virginia got fifty acres of land. There would not be mere tenants. Civil authority would control the military. A council of burgesses, representatives chosen by the inhabitants of the colony for their government, would be convened as the House of Burgesses. The governor could veto their actions and the company still had overall control

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    The battle of Chancellorsville, Virginia was fought from April 30 through May 6, 1863. It was fought between the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia commanded by General Robert E. Lee, and the Federal Army of the Potomac commanded by Major General Joseph Hooker. The intent of this battle was for Major General Hooker’s Union force to cross the Rappahannock River west of Chancellorsville in order to gain control of the Virginia Central and Fredericksburg rail lines; these rail lines were essential

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    Virginia Homeowners Insurance Virginia “The Old Dominion”, is located in the Southern and Mid-Atlantic regions of the US. The nickname, “The Old Dominion” was given due to the states status as one of the first colonial possession established in mainland British America. The capital of Virginia is Richmond. While Virginia Beach is the most populous city. Virginia is also known for its slogan of: “Virginia is for Lovers”. There are many factors to consider when it comes to costs of homeowners insurance

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    Chesapeake colony of Virginia. Virginia was described by Captain John Smith as a “fruitfull and delightsome land”. The Virginia Company settled in Virginia hoping to achieve prosperity by finding gold and to dwell in a society intended to be a pleasant, profitable, and diversified settlement. Instead they found that the only sure means of making profit was through tobacco—the crop that would eventually make life in Virginia rather unpleasant and relatively short. The Virginia Company of London, a

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