JAMESTOWN

JAMESTOWN
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  • Sarah Scott 8th Period
  • John Rolfe
  • We will start growing tobacco, since it has become popular in the other countries, we can begin exporting.
  • Let's all start growing to earn money! HURRAY!! Money for King James!
  • Economical
  • Social
  • I'm hungry! I'm tired of living in this swamp! It is infested with blood thirsty mosquitos
  • I know you are hungry, but there is no food. It is the Starving Time, ever since John Smith left, the colony has been suffering from diesase. I regret going on the voyage.  We are having the dog for dinner.
  • Ummmm. What?
  • Political
  • Since our King James l is too far and he cannot make immeadiate decisions for our settlement, we have established The House of Burgesses which will ne a represenative government  for our people.
  • Geographical
  • John Rolfe arrived in Jamestown , Virginia in 1607 in hopes of being able to grow the cash crop of Tobbaco. Fortunatley it was a success and Jamestown was a success.
  • This land shall be called Jamestown, in reverence to our King James l. Hopefully the land will have fertile soil to grow crops to give our profits to the king.
  • Jamestown's success is surprising because of how much failure they had. From the first settlers in 1607 being too invested in finding gold and silver, instead of starting to grow crops to feed themselves and  drinking that water that  was very dirty. Because of this, they ate poorly and grew weaker. Over half of them died in the first year. There was a ray of hope in the second year as more settlers came along with Captain John Smith who voted leaser of  the settlers. He made them work by saying, "If you don't work, you shall not eat."  But things went downhill after John Smith was injured and had to return to England. During the winter of 1609-1610, there were  fires,drought, Native attacks, and starvation. Hundreds of people died. The remaining men decied to leave but as they were leaving there were ships arriving with more people. In 1612 John Rolfe began growing tobbaco, which was the colony's saving grace as smoking became popular. Indentured servants, and slaves came as tobbaco became more and more popular in Jamestown. Fortunatley, Jamestown became a boomtown,despite it's terrible past.
  • The people in Jamestown suffered during a period called the Starving Time from 1609-1610 when Captain John Smith returned to England. Native attacks, starvation, fire, and droughts took many lives
  • Because King James l was too far away in England to make immediate decisions for colony, the people formed a representative government  called the House of Burgesses in 1619
  • Captain Christpher Newport was looking for a habitable location for the settlement. They sailed 60 miles on the James River  where they founded the land Jamestown. Both the land and the river were named in honor of King James l.
  • "Why is it surprsing that Jamestown a "success"?
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