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“Question Everything”

| Friday, August 1st, 2014

Early eighteenth century Virginia was once dominated by the First Families of Virginia and the upper gentry, but now during the mid-eighteenth century traditional order is being challenged.  A social conflict arose when such groups such as Baptists and women’s liberation movements started to challenge the ideas of the time.  A revolution was brewing not […]

“Power Play”

| Sunday, July 27th, 2014

One minute the colonists are starving at Jamestown the next the rich are getting richer while the poor are getting poorer.  A class society came about during the early eighteenth century, with the rich cultivating their cash crops and the middle and lower classes trying their best to get in on the action.  With the […]

“Incompetent Leadership”

| Sunday, July 20th, 2014

For the brave, opportunistic and adventurous spirit, the settlement of Jamestown was definitely the place to start a new life.  Founded by a private entity known as the Virginia Company in 1607, Jamestown was named in honor of King James I of England.  The Virginia Company’s main purpose was to colonize and establish settlements along […]