Jamestown Colony- Andrew Vu Period 1

Jamestown Colony- Andrew Vu Period 1

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  • Even though Raleigh's settlement attempt failed, many still wanted to go to the due to the possibility of finding wealth and power and power for England.
  •      Although the queen was unwilling to fund the colonization of America, the joint-stock investors were happy to fund it in hopes of finding riches.
  • NO!
  • I LOVE $$$!!!
  •       Jamestown was finally settled at Chesapeake Bay in 1607. However, the location was very unhealthy with a swamp and mosquitoes would spread infection. To make it worse, they came during a drought. Combined with their inability to work with their hands, poor leadership, attacks from Indians, and harsh winters, they were bound to fail.
  • oof
  •   You disgusting Anglos.
  •     Luckily, things took a turn of events when John Rolfe discovered a cash crop called tobacco. It was valuable, it grew well in the Virginia's climate, and it was addictive which brought more people to the colonies.
  • TOBACCO!!!
  •     In 1619, the colonists created a legislative named "The Virginia House of Burgesses." It was the first legislative assembly in America. 
  •      Slaves would soon come from Africa to do work on the farms. About 1000 slaves would come to the New World every year during the 17th century.
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