Visual Timeline: Jamestown Colony of Virginia
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1607 CE: Jamestown Colony of Virginia founded.
1607 CE - 1699 CE: Jamestown Colony of Virginia becomes the first permanent English colony in North America.
1607 CE - 1609 CE: Jamestown Colony of Virginia struggles to survive.
1609 CE - 1610 CE: The Starving Time of the Jamestown Colony; colonists are forced to resort to cannibalism.
1610 CE - 1611 CE: Jamestown Colony begins to thrive after the introduction of tobacco crop and reorganization of the settlement.
1611 CE - 1619 CE: John Rolfe's tobacco blend becomes lucrative cash crop; Jamestown investors become rich.
1611 CE - 1619 CE: Systematic removal of native Powhatan tribes from their lands as more colonists arrive in Jamestown from England.
1619 CE: House of Burgesses is convened; first English representational government in the Americas.
1619 CE: First African slaves arrive in Jamestown; possibly treated as indentured servants.
1622 CE: The "Indian Massacre" of the Jamestown colony when the Powhatan Confederacy fights for their land; over 300 colonists killed.
1676 CE: Bacon's Rebellion; Jamestown is burned in revolt over governor's pro-Native American and early settler's rights.
1699 CE: Jamestown is abandoned in favor of Williamsburg as colonial capital of Virginia.