Monday, November 9, 2009

Money comes from Plants?

When we sell some thing like tobacco money is the medium of exchange. We do something called bartering. When you barter something you trade it for goods and sevices instead of money. Sometimes we will trade tobacco for something like sugar. You can even say we use tobacco as money.

Virginia House of Bugesses

Around 1619, a house called the Virginia House of Burgesses was created. This was the first legislative body in America. Thanks to the House of Burgesses we have more control of our government. The King of England doesn't give us complete control of our government, but we do have somewhat of a say in it.