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NIGHTMARE IN JAMESTOWN

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Rachael Streitman

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NIGHTMARE
IN JAMESTOWN

AGENDA
1. Complete 'Historical Scene Investigation'

2. HSI Reflection HW

3. Jamestown guided notes

4. Pocahontas Comparison

5. Nightmare in Jamestown "Stump the Teacher"
I CAN/STANDARD
"I can explain how the Americas, originally inhabited by Natives, were explored by Europeans for ECONOMIC and RELIGIOUS reasons."
Why did England want to establish a settlement?
Compete with Spain & other European nations for the 3Gs!
GLORY
(land & power)
GOLD
GOD
(spread the word)
FAST FACTS
1. Established in May 1607 (409 years ago!!!)

2. 104 original settlers, ALL men/boys.

3. Started by the "Virginia Company"- a Joint Stock Company
Joint Stock Company:
People with $$$ invest (give) it to the Company to start up a new colony. If the colony fails, they lose $$$, but if i succeeds, all investors split profits!
THE
NIGHTMARE
BEGINS
LIFE IS DIFFICULT!
Lots of unskilled workers
-
couldn't farm, build, etc
Settled in a
swampy area
with mosquitoes (MALARIA!) and poor conditions for growing crops
On-again/off-again
conflict with Powhatan
Natives
Starvation
Ate horses, dogs, rats, roots, snakes, bark, leather, and PEOPLE
Drought

Poor Leadership
Possible that the
Plague/Black Death, Malaria,
or other disease
was spreading
90% of settlers die during 1st 4 years
Mmmm... BRAINS!
The two Johns
John SMITH
Led Jamestown starting in 1608
Built Fort James
Earned trust of Powhatans
, which led to trade and help with food
Created rule
:
If you don't work, you don't get to eat
Full of himself...
Did he lie in his journals?
Was he saved by Pocahontas?
JOHN ROLFE
Early Jamestown settler
Brought tobacco seeds
from the West Indies, planted them in Virginia, and started the
CASH CROP!
Tobacco = $$$$
Makes up for lack of gold
Married Pocahontas
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