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The United Colonies

| Friday, August 1st, 2014

For over a century, colonists in not only Virginia but also the twelve remaining colonies thought of themselves as Englishmen. Their ancestors had brought over many of the customs and traditions of the Old World, and had succeeded in establishing them in the colonies, but gradually, time and distance from Britain led to the breakage […]

The New Culture of the Eighteenth Century

| Sunday, July 27th, 2014

As Virginia plunged into the eighteenth century, it left behind memories of disease, low birth rates, and a colony that was teetering on the edge of failure. The next century offered more hope than the last as colonists began to settle into life in the Americas. As time progressed, Virginian culture became more sophisticated, as […]

The Effect of Leadership On Early Virginia Society

| Sunday, July 20th, 2014

When what would become the first settlers of the United States embarked on their treacherous journey across the Atlantic, they began an adventure that would change history in ways they could not conceive. The settlement at Jamestown was originally intended to be an extension of England that would bring in an economic profit, mainly through […]