Compare And Contrast The Economic And Political Life Of Virginia

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political: Virginia was a corporate colony governed by a royal charter giving the Virginia Company complete control over the government until 1624 when Virginia lost its charter and became a royal colony; Maryland was a proprietary colony which gave its Catholic owners, the Calvert family, the right to control the government. North and South Carolina and Georgia were also royal colonies which gave the King absolute power to appoint all governors. Economic: Such fertile soil allowed the colonies to rely on cash crop farms such as tobacco, sugar, rice, corn, and cotton. The heavy amount of rain helped the crops grow & made year round growing seasons. Plantations in the south were very large and therefore required many hands to work them. This
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