Jamestown Colony

Jamestown Colony
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  • The captain wanted to have permission to set sail.
  • In 1607, King James ruled England. He wanted to expand his land to further areas....
  • ¨Your highness, may we set sail to explore to find more land and riches?
  • ¨Yes, we need to start somewhere to claim land. Good Luck! (not really...)¨
  • So they set off, hoping to find lots of land and wealth.....but they didn't expect the following obstacles along the way...
  • They landed in Virginia and declared the colony be called Jamestown.
  • The Spanish were quite easy to deal with, but the Native Americans were really troublesome.
  • However, they found that they some "intrusive" neighbors.
  • The colonists weren't willing to find food, so they didn't have much to eat at all. One item included some corn which wasn't very filling. Other items include beans and squash.
  • "Humph!, I am a gentleman. I don't deserve any labor. I desire riches."
  • Need....Food....
  • Many colonists ended up dying from mosquito bite infections or starvation due to the low food supply.
  • And to add to that. the colonists were attacked several times by the Powhatan Indians.
  • Thanks to John Rolfe though, they were saved after he discovered a crop called tobacco which was high in cash. They made a fortune when they started to trade it with England.
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