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What are five bad things about the Colony of Virginia?

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sweety69 | Student, Grade 9 | eNotes Newbie

Posted September 20, 2009 at 1:06 AM via web

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What are five bad things about the Colony of Virginia?

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brettd | High School Teacher | (Level 2) Educator Emeritus

Posted June 21, 2010 at 9:14 AM (Answer #1)

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It certainly wasn't the best place they could have chosen to land, and the fact they had been on the ocean for weeks no doubt influenced their decision.

Much of the colony was a swamp, which bred huge swarms of mosquitoes and invited malaria.  It was also difficult to farm those regions without first draining them.

The land was undeveloped, and had to be hacked out of the wilderness.

Relations with the Native tribes were often testy at best, and it made it difficult to increase settlement on the frontier.

It was difficult to get labor to the colony.  Indentures were expensive and temporary, and slaves had to be imported from long distances.

It was difficult to convince women to settle there, and this made male settlers restless, in part causing Bacon's Rebellion.

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tommydee1965 | Middle School Teacher | eNotes Newbie

Posted October 4, 2009 at 2:54 AM (Answer #2)

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1. Mosquitoes - Disease

2. Colonists were lazy and didnt want to work for their needs

3.  The men to women ratio was bad. Much more men than women

4.strong leadership was gone after John Smith leaving.

5.poor relations with the Native Americans

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