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Jamestown Settlement

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  • 1. The New World
  • 2.  
  • 3. Some Reasons for Exploration
    • Build Empires
    • Sea Route
    • Gold
  • 4. We found new land. Now what?
    • What could the countries from Europe do to keep the land that was claimed for them?
  • 5. Hear Ye, Hear Ye,
    • Her majesty, Elizabeth I, Queen of England, has appointed you to establish a colony in the New World. Decide what you need to do to make your mission successful.
  • 6. Roanoke Island
    • England’s first attempt at a settlement
    • Sir Walter Raleigh
  • 7. Roanoke Island
    • John White
    • Read page 156 to find out more
  • 8. Meanwhile, back in Europe…
  • 9. Spain vs. England
  • 10. … and the winner is Sir Francis Drake
  • 11. Back to the colony…
    • King James I of England
    • Virginia Company of London
    • Charter—a document that permitted colonists to settle on land claimed by their ruler.
    • Colony called Virginia
    • Jamestown– the first permanent English settlement
  • 12. Jamestown Settlement
  • 13. “ A very fit place for erecting a city.”
    • John Smith
  • 14.
    • Land was low and swampy
    • Air filled with mosquitoes carrying diseases
    • River water was not healthy to drink
  • 15. Gold, Gold, Gold
    • Many settlers were so focused on finding gold that they didn’t plan for harsh winters.
  • 16. “ He that will not work, shall not eat.”
    • John Smith
  • 17. Chief Powhatan
    • John Smith began trading with Chief Powhatan of the Powhatan People.
    • Corn helped keep the people alive.
    • John Smith had people dig wells for fresh water and build homes for shelter.
    • Chief Powhatan’s daughter was Pocahontas.
  • 18. John Rolfe
    • Married Pocahontas and found a way for the colonies to make money!
    • Marrying Pocahontas helped keep peace between the English and Native Americans.
  • 19. Cash Crop Tobacco
  • 20. We need more people!
    • Since there was now a large demand for tobacco and other crops, the colonists needed more people to work on the farms.
    • Indentured Servants were used to do the work. They agreed to work for someone for a certain period of time and then they would be able to buy their own land when they were finished being servants.
  • 21. The House of Burgesses
    • The Virginia Company wanted more people from England to come live in the colony.
    • They established the “House of Burgesses,” which would allow the people of the colony to make their own laws.
    • This is how the tradition of “self-government” in the English colonies began!
  • 22. Jamestown was on its way to become a great settlement!

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