Jamestown

Jamestown
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  • Jamestown Settlement Joseph Tran Period 7
  • An Economic factor in the growth of Jamestown is tobacco which is a cash crop.
  • I am a slave on a farm. I pull and plant tobacco.
  • "Starving Time" affected the colonist like gentlemen because they were not use to hard labor.
  • Don't eat me!
  • Desperate and no food to eat.
  • They made a government in Virginia. Called "The House of Burgesses."
  • Let's call it "The House of Burgesses."
  • Let's make our own legislative assembly apart from the martial law.
  • Geographic Place of Jamestown along the James River. Where their settlement was located.
  • This swamp looks like a good place to settle. Has Lots of fertile soil.
  • Why is it surprising that Jamestown was successful?
  • I'm surprised Jamestown was successful because it was like a rollercoaster. Not enough food, no farming or crops, and thought gold and silver could be found in America easily to get rich.
  • But, a person named John Rolfe changed all of that. He brought over seeds found in the West Indies and planted them. They flourished and became their number one cash crop and made a lot of money.
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