Early Virginia

Early Virginia - History 135 300RL American Civilization I...

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History 135 300RL Dan Hitman American Civilization I Winterim 2008 MAN 103 February 10, 2008 Isolated Virginia Virginia settlers were very much like that of Massachusetts coming from the same origin, from generally the same economic class, and wanted independence. Difference from the community oriented cooperative men and women from New England, the settlers in Virginia were more about creating large personal profit. Promises of fertile land and quick but cheap venture to gain large monetary gains lured these Jacobean settlers into Virginia. By all accounts, early Virginia drew a disproportionately large number of street toughs, roughnecks fresh from wars in Ireland, old soldiers looking for new glory, naïve adventurers, mean-spirited sea captains, marginal persons attempting to recoup their losses”[Breen, 69]. “For the adventurer, Virginia was not a new home, not a place to carry out a divine mission, but simply an area to be exploited for private gain. It was this “variant” strain of values- a sense of living only for the present or near future, a
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