Jamestown-1607

Jamestown-1607
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  • 1607 Jamestown 
  • Mariana Westling 
  • Economic
  • Economic: When Jamestown was first established in the first year half died. In the second year Captian John Smith convinced the colonists to start planting their food, and he said "if you don't work, you shall not eat. " Then in 1612, settler John Rolfe began growing tobacco that he had gotten from the West Indies. Smoking soon became popular in England, providing a way for colonists to make money through cash crops.
  • Tobacco
  • I'm gonna make so much money from these cash crops!
  • Squash
  • Social: When the settlement Jamestown was created they brought over more gentlemen than regular men.  Meaning the majority of the men weren't doing work because they had more wealth and riches than the average man. When they esablished jamestown they also brought over twenty slaves to do work. The slaves did anything a white person told them to do.
  • Social
  • I'm a gentleman, and we don't get our hands dirty. We let the lower class do our work for us.
  • I'm a slave and I do anything that a white person tells me to do. I am one of the twenty slaves who came to Jamestown.  
  • Geographic 
  • Geographic: The Jamestown settlement was in Virginia.  The location was in a swampy area full of mosquitos that carried malaria which was not helpful for the colonists. Although the downfall was brackish water and the mosquitos, the swampy area had fertile soil which was good for farming and growing cash crops.
  • Ow, I hate bugs!
  • I hope Jamestown is a great success , and they make good choices in their law making. 
  • Political
  • Political: The House of Burgesses was established in 1619.  Each colony, or plantation, had 2 repersentives for them. They were elected to make immideiate decisions for the colony beacue theKing was too distant. 
  • Everyone thought Jamestown would fail., but John Rolfe saved them all. In 1607 Jamestown was created and they had no stable food and econmical resource, they relied on ships to bring in their resources they needed. Then John Smith came and told everyone, "If you do not work, you shall not eat." Everyone was then put to work to grow food,build houses or just work that needed to be done. When Jamestown was at their last surving point John Rofle had gotten tabbaco seeds to start growing in the fertile soil of the swamps. The tabbaco grew so much and made so much money they became cash crops and everyone in England was smoking tabbaco. The colony had survived by growing cash crops.
  • Why is it surprising that Jamestown was a success?
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