Invasion from All Directions—Stolen Lands, Stolen Peoples 1600-1699

1607

Colony of Virginia is established

John Smith map of Virginia. Image: Travel Encyclopedia
John Smith map of Virginia. Image: Travel Encyclopedia

The Virginia Colony is established under the corporate charter of the Virginia Company of London (London Company), a joint-stock company chartered by King James I of Great Britain and led by John Smith, John Rolfe, and other British colonists. Corporations are empowered by the Crown to govern themselves and confer that right to their colonies ("The Virginia Company of London," n.d.).

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