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Jamestown Charlotte Griffin Period 8
Jamestown had a representative government, where the colonists could vote for their leader to make laws.
I VOTE FOR YOU!
I am dying because I'm not used to working (gentleman) and I refuse to work.
Tobacco (a cash crop) was the main source of income for Jamestown.
Jamestown was built on a marsh, which had fertile soil, ideal for planting tobacco.
It was surprising that Jamestown was a success because at first the colonists didn't know what to grow or sell in Jamestown. Jamestown also underwent a starving time, and sadly about 75% of the settlers died. Luckily, a man named John Rolfe brought tobacco to Jamestown; tobacco became a profitable and easy product to sell. Tobacco is what saved Jamestown from failing like Roanoke did.
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