Jamestown

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  • "Cough, Cough"
  • The English wanted to prove they were able to live in a new settlement so they set of west of England to find a place to settle.
  • Soon enough they came to a place called Jamestown located in present day Virginia. They were also jealous that Spain had foudn gold and silver there so they decided to test their luck and dig to thier riches. According to "America Looks Back" paragraph 1 Jamestwon was the first permenant colony"
  • Upon arriving in Jamestown the settlers, well began to settle. When they began to settles many colonist began to realize it would be a good colony. In the dig deeper section paragraph 2 states" ...The Jamestown effrot was trouble from the start. Dozens of people died on the trip from England. Soon many of the settlers became sick due to famine and dirty water.
  • Soon the settlers realized that famine and dirty water wasn't their only threat. The settlers realized that Native Americans were living there too. According to paragraph 3 in the dig deeper section " Fights broke out between settlers and Native Americans." The relationship started good but the Americans got greedy with land
  • The settlers got greedy with land so they can grow a new cash crop known as tabacco. In paragraph 5 in the dig deeper section it says"Tabacco...paind for the settlement." This shows that tabacco was needed to help sustain the colony.
  • In the end Jamestown didn't last long. Disease, famine and Natives killed off the Jamestown settlers one by one. The diseses was from uncooked fish and dirty water.
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