The Start of Jamestown

The Start of Jamestown
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  • The second time is a charm! Bring back wealth and don't die before you come back! Xoxo King James 1 ;)
  • In 1606, King James the First was still attempting to build the first permanent English settlement in North America. The English king chartered the voyage to Jamestown. Jamestown was named after him. 
  • On December 6th, 1606, The voyage took the sail on 3 ships- Susan Constant, The Godspeed, and Discovery. Roughly 100 colonists departed on the trip. On May 14, 1607, the landed by the James River ready for the process of colonization begin. 
  • Alright team lets get this voyage on the road we don't have time to waste!!
  • I better be a wealthy boy after this...
  • Once they had arrived, there were certain members that were chosen to be in the council. One of the council members with the name of John Smith had befriended the Powhatan. They traded with the Powhatan and used them as a resource.
  • Hehe, I'm THE John Smith and I have come to answer all your prayers. :)
  • Jamestown
  • The friendly relationship with the Powhatan people went south quickly when the area was going through a drought and the English had demanded to much food. This left to a very harsh winter killing killing over 100 people. There are reports of cannibalism, this is know as the "Starving Time".
  • It is CHILLY
  • I miss the Powhatan's corn casserole :(
  • Jamestown had barely survived the horrible first winter.In 1610, new ships had entered the town that spring adding 150 new settlers along with new supplies in hopes that Jamestown eventually begins to flourish. 
  • We have arrived to save the day!
  • Eventually, the Powhatan Indians had made peace with the English settlers thanks to John Rolfe. Along with the trading resuming, John had brought over a tobacco plant eventually giving major wealth to colony. Jamestown is a very important part of U.S history and we might have never permantely settled if it wasn't for the growth of Jamestown.
  • The old John is cancelled I'm the true hero
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