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Jamestown

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Definition: First English colony in America to survive and become permanent. It was settled in 1607 and supported itself through tobacco farming. It was later the capital of Virginia and the site of the House of Burgesses. 

Related Resources:
Jamestown: First English Colony in America
Trace the development and success of the Jamestown colony.

Colonial America
Find out how different the colonies really were.

Elsewhere on the Web:
A Brief History of Jamestown
Not so brief, this history has many details.

Virtual Jamestown
See the first permanent colony from several different perspectives.

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