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Early Jamestown: Why did so many colonists die?

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Transcript of Early Jamestown: Why did so many colonists die?

Lack of surgeons\medicine
The next reason for so many deaths in early Jamestown is a lack of surgeons and apothecaries (people who sold drugs). On document C, the ships list, it states that out of both shipments, there are two surgeons and two apothecaries. In the first ship, there weren't any druggists! I think that the lack of surgeons and medicine is part of the reason why so many colonists died.
Background information
What is the question?
The question is: Why did so many colonists die in early Jamestown? Many people have different opinions on this matter, but I think it is because of drought, lack of surgeons and medicine, and disease
Drought
My first reason why so many colonists died was because of drought. Document B in the packet shows that the time between their arrival in 1607 through 1613 there was a massive drought. Even when they did get water, it could be contaminated. Because of that, many settlers died of dehydration or water contamination.
Early Jamestown: Why did so many colonists die?
During the spring of 1607, three English ships carrying about 110 men sailed into the Chesapeake bay
They sailed up the James river in good hope, because this was going to be the first permanent English settlement in the New World
Many goals were set, such as finding riches, teaching native people the ways of Jesus Christ, and possibly finding a trade route to China.
However, their dreams were shattered when over half of them died
Disease
Part of the reason why so many colonists died was disease. In Document A, an article about the many deaths, the author states that there was brackish water that was making the people sick. Also in Document E, the chronology article, it states that many died from sickness. Based on the evidence found, I think disease it a contributing factor to all of the deaths
Conclusion
There are many different views and opinions about this matter, but this is what I believe. I think that so many colonists died in early Jamestown because of drought, lack of surgeons and medicine, and disease.
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