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  • 1585
  • 1607
  • 1609
  • John White went back to Roanoke just to see it was abandoned, meaning the first colony failed.  This led way for Jamestown to step in as a first successful colony. 
  • 1610
  • The colonists arrived at Jamestown hoping to have a successful colony.  Captain Newport came in with 3 ships. While he was there he negotiated with the Powhatan tribe. The leader being Chief Powhatan and his Daughter Pocahontas.
  • 1612
  • It was the beginning of the Starving Period where there was not enough food to go around and they had nothing to trade. Luckily, John Rolfe one who crashed a ship in the Bahamas had brought back tobacco which became their cash crop.
  • 1619
  • The starving period continued getting worse as more people flooding in doing no work. All of the deaths and resorting to eating people spreaded lots of disease. That is where John Smith stepped in creating a rule "you don't get food if you don't work." Which helped them establish Jamestown.
  • Jamestown established a representative government which is a government in which  the people voted for their representative and "leader". This is also the year in which they developed the house of Burgesses.
  • This was the year of a turning point, there were a lt of firsts such as first elected lawmakers. Tobacco also grew in price and woman were shipped to Virginia to become wives. While slaves were also shipped.
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