In this time, the settlement of Roanoke was established. Governor John White left for England to get more supplies. He had told his people that if trouble arises to leave a specific symbol somewhere. When he returned, everyone was gone, the symbol was nowhere to be found; everything was neatly displaced. To this day, no one knows for sure what happened.
I now pronounce you, husband and wife.
In 1607, the English settlers found Jamestown. Christopher Newport lead three ships to the New World; during their travels the conditions on the ships were harsh. Disease had killed many of the colonist.
The Starving Period started in 1609. The Indians had refused to provide food for the settlers, because Chief Powhatan was angry at John Smith, anymore leaving them hopeless. Disease spread, killing most of the population leaving only 60 colonist. Pocahontas, the daughter of Chief Powhatan, risked her life for a colonist so that they may have good relations.
In 1610, the Starving Period ended. When John Rolfe journeyed to Jamestown, he came upon tobacco seeds, this helped to end the Starving Period. The colonist discovered that growing tobacco was very profitable. They soon were able to build their settlement up again. In 1614, John Rolfe and Pocahontas got married, this lead to long lasting peace between the Indians and the colonist.
The Representative Government of Jamestown was a group of white males that discussed issues in their colony such as, slaves, their independence, and England. When theses officials met it was called the House of Burgesses. To everyone's surprise, John Smith was one of the seven councilors to lead the colony.
In the year of 1619, Jamestown had the first boatload of women and Africans arrive. Which means that the colonist can expand their population and get more work done in the plantations.