Historic Jamestown
Updated: 6/2/2020
Historic Jamestown

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  • Sophie can you explain the history of James town?
  • Jamestown, now Virginia was named after their King James 1. This place is the first permanent English settlement in North America. This site was picked for several reasons....
  • Today's American Literature class was so interesting
  • The site was surrounded by water on three sides, hence it was easily defensible against possible Spanish attacks.
  • The site was also not inhabited by the native population. The water was also deep enough that the English could tie their ships at the shoreline.