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Jamestown

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Transcript of Jamestown

Difficult Time:
Hot, Mosquitoes, Disease, and Hunger

Jamestown was saved by
John Smith:
1. Made Colonists work

2. Made alliance with Powhatan Indians: Food and Safety

Colonists Founded Jamestown in
1607
:
144 Settlers
First Permanent English colony in New World
Jamestown Settlers: Gold Diggers
"He that will not
work shall not eat"
-John Smith
"The Starving Time": 1609 - 1610
What saved the colonists?
Why even go to
Jamestown?

Promise of Wealth:
Gold
Land
Other Resources
1609: John Smith went back
to England
1609 - 1610: Colonists struggled
1. Really cold winter
2. Not much food:
Powhatan stopped providing food
3. 540 out of 600 settlers died
Tobacco saved the colonists!!

Easy to grow in Virginia
and made lots of money


Early English Settlements:

Roanoke
,
Jamestown
,
Plymouth


1585: Sir Walter Raleigh landed in
present day Virginia and N. Carolina
and named the entire area Virginia
after Queen Elizabeth;
Sent a Colony to Roanoke.

1590 Roanoke Colony disappeared
without a trace. CROATOAN was carved into a tree
What happened to the colonists at Roanoke?
What happened to the Roanoke Colonists?
What happened to the Roanoke colonists?
What happened to the Roanoke colonists?
Jamestown:
Plymouth
Came to America for
religious freedom
from the Church of England

Pilgrim =


all males aboard ship signed document
Set up government
Key step in development of democratic government in America

1621: First Thanksgiving feast
with Wampanoag Indians

someone who goes on a religious journey
Sailed on the Mayflower
Meant to go to Virginia, but got off target
Landed in November 1620
Mayflower Compact:
Mayflower Compact:
Native Americas helped the Plymouth settlers survive
Squanto
Natives taught them to grow beans, corn, and pumpkins
Theory #1:

They were murdered by the
neighboring Indians from
Croatoan Island.
Theory #2
They moved in with the
Indians on Croatoan Island.
Theory #3:
They drown at sea.
Theory #4:
The Spanish attacked and
captured the colonists and
blamed it on the
Croatoan Indians.
Roanoke:
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