Jamestown

Jamestown
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  • Emily Sanderson 3rd period Jamestown
  • People went on a voyage from England with plans to start a colony. They wanted to find gold and land to claim.
  • Social
  • The people settled in Virginia near the Chesapeake bay. The land was swampy  and had very fertile soil.
  • Geographic
  • Colonists brought slaves to do work for them. Work included farming things like tobacco on plantations. Tobacco could be sold for a lot of money. 
  • Economic
  • Spare him! please!
  • John Smith became the settlement's leader. He was captured by Indians, but right before he was killed, Chief Powhatan's daughter, Pocahontas, begged to spare his life.
  • Political
  • Why is it a surprise that Jamestown was a "success?" At first, the people of Jamestown suffered. Crops wouldn't grow and food was running out. The people went through "Starving time," a time where people were willing to eat their clothes and pets, until they were picked up by the marketing of tobacco, which earned them a lot of money, which in turn made the colony into a success.
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