The Jamestown Colony

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  • Jamestown
  • I am John Smith, I directed the house building. I'm glad we built a fence around the colony! Otherwise, we would have had a big fight with the Native Americans.
  • I'm still trying to shoot you!
  • CAPTURE!
  • Sure!
  • Do you want to barter with the colonists?
  • Good! It will help us survive!
  • The President Leaves
  • Clap!
  • If you will not work, you will not eat!
  • Clap!
  • I'm leaving! I don't want to get burned by a cannon again!
  • On May 1607, the ships from the Virginia company finally reached the spot where the settlers would build Jamestown. John Smith directed the building of the houses. But soon they were attacked by the Native Americans. So they had to build a wooden fence around Jamestown.
  • The Starving Time
  • I want these crops to grow right now! And I can force you to do it!
  • When John Smith was exploring in December, 1607, there was a surprise attack by the Powhatan people. They took Smith prisoner. He had to stay with the Powhatan people for four weeks. During that time, he learned how the Powhatan people survived.
  • Tobacco Makes Money!
  • Don't stop now! Where're making tons of money!
  • John Smith helped the settlers to survive. He was soon elected the president of Jamestown. He made a rule that "Anyone who does not work shall not eat." But he was badly burned by a cannon so he left Jamestown.
  • Attack By the Powhatan!
  • We are the house of Burgesses!
  • Attack!!!!!!!
  • After John Smith left A new leader came to Jamestown. Lord De la Warr took over. But he did not like the Native Americans. He made the colonists work by force! Soon the colonists ran out of food without the native's help. This was known as the starving time. They were running out of money!
  • Yes, Lord de la Warr
  • John Rolfe solved the money problem. He had found tobacco seeds in the Caribbean. So he brought them to Virginia. At that time, tobacco was popular in Europe. In 1613 he sent his first batch of tobacco to England. Soon, the colonists began to plant tobacco too.They eventually shipped 20,000 pounds to England!
  • In 1619, the Virginia company gave Jamestown their own government. The colonists elected the burgesses. But in that time, Cheif Powhatan died, his son took over. He wanted to get rid of the English. He led an attack and killed 347 people. King James cancelled the charter he had made with the Virginia company. Jamestown was then a royal coloney.
  • I'm so dead.
  • No more house of burg-
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