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Colonial Virginia Facts
The gender biases within colonial Virginia were so great that it was virtually impossible for a woman to successfully accuse a man of rape. In one remarkable case, a seven year old girl was reprima...
"All servants imported and brought into the Country...who were not Christians in their native Country...shall be accounted and be slaves. All Negro, mulatto and Indian slaves within this dominion.....
Proportion of adult white men eligible to vote in eighteenth-century Virginia: 70% Estimated voter participation rate among Virginia's eligible voters: 40-60% Number of Anglican priests per capita...
House of Burgesses Established in 1619, this was the first elected assembly in America. The burgesses, or freemen, in each borough, or county, were allowed to select two representatives. The House...
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