Southern Colonies:  Virginia

Virginia was founded by the London Company in 1624.  Virginia was established be King James the first.  Virginia was founded for settlement and good farming.  They harvested grapes, corn and tobacco.  Tobacco became the key motivator for growth in Virginia.  The popularity of the tobacco grown in Virginia created such a large demand that tobacco itself became a currency to purchase goods from England.  The House of Burgesses was the first represinetive goverment in America.