Explain the development of colonial Virginia. Why did the English attempt to colonize America, and why did they go to Virginia? What early problems did they face? What proved to be their economic salvation, and what difficulties did this in turn cause? What happened during Baconís Rebellion? Why did Virginians eventually decide to introduce large numbers of slaves? Use the lectures, the essay on Bacon and Berkeley, and the primary source document by Richard Frethorne to write a complete answer.

  1. Explain the development of Colonial Virginia
  2. Why did the English attempt to Colonize America?
  3. Why did they go to Virginia?
  4. What early problems did they face?
  5. What proved to be their economic salvation?
  6. What difficulties did this in turn cause?
  7. What happened during Bacon's Rebellion?
  8. What was significant about Bacon's Rebellion?
  9. Liberty, order, equality? What was valued the most during this point in time?
  10. Why did Virginians eventually decide to introduce large numbers of slaves?
  11. What roles did Bacon and Berkeley play in Bacon's rebellion?
  12. Who was Richard Frethorne and what did his letter to his parents demonstrate about colonial Virginia and the practice of indentured servitude?
  13. What were the Virginia Slave Codes of 1705? What was significant about them?