Jamestown Colony:pros & cons

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  • In 1606 King James I of Great Britain gave permission to the London company to settle Virginia. On May 14th, 40 miles up the James River in Virginia, the colonist founded Jamestown, the first permanent English settlement in North America.
  • On April 26th, 1607, the first 105 colonists sent by the London company arrived in America. On May 14th, about 40 miles up the JamesRiver in Virginia, the colonists founded JAmestown, the first permanent English settlement in North America.
  • Welcome to the land of opportunity!
  • The 105 all male settlers experienced many hard ships. Hostile Natives, undrinkable brackish water, disease and drought like conditions threatened the colonies early existence.
  • Pale face not wanted here!
  • A lack preparation cost a lot of the colonists their lives. Most settlers who came to Jamestown were adventurers with no farming experience or useful skills such as carpentry. They were there to find gold. Jamestown was surrounded by marshes full of disease-carrying mosquitoes. By wintertime two-thirds of the original colonists had died due to disease & starvation.
  • Where is the "bling-bling"?
  • The survival of Jamestown can be credited to Capt. John Smith & the Powhatan Indians. Smith ordered a fort to be built for protection & established a "you don't work, you don't eat" policy for the colonists. Pocahontas & the Powhatan Indians brought food to the colonist & taught them how to farm.
  • The peace would not last forever between these two very different cultures. Soon they would be fighting over hunting grounds rights, natural resources and land ownership.
  • We are here to stay!
  • You have out stayed your welcome English!
  • Because the London company could not protect its colonists, the English Crown cancelled the company's charter in 1624. Virginia became a royal colony & existed under the authority of a governor chosen by the king.
  • Its good to be the king!
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