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2 page essay answering 2 questions. Question 1. King James I of England granted a charter to the Virginia Company of London to establish a colony in the New World. In a very real sense, this was an illegitimate grant on the part of James I. Provide a rationale for the statement that James’ grant was illegitimate. Discuss the benefits the corporate colony was supposed to provide and explain why King James I revoked the charter in 1624 and made Virginia a royal colony.
Question 2. Discuss England’s development of sugar plantations and the use of African slave labor in the Caribbean and in the Carolinas. Explain how the tobacco economy of the Chesapeake transitioned to the same system of slavery.