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May 14, 1607
A group of 144 English citizens depart to creaste a new colony on December 1606. They were sent by the Virginia Company of London.
The English settlers arrive at chesipeake bay on May 14, 1607. Only 104 colonists out of 144 who left made it to the New World.
They got dieses from insects and water. The marshy land that they settled on led to lots of bugs that spread diseases
John Smith becomes president of Jamestown’s council. He set upstrict rules that made all men work and focused on farming. He also dug the first well in Jamestown.
John Smith goes back to England and Left Sir Thomas Gates and Sir Thomas Dale in charge. After he left hunger rised and other issues.
John Rolfe the tobacco farmer marries Pocahontas the daughter of Chief Powhatan. The married helps improve the relesionship between the colonists and the Powhatan.