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  • 1. England’s First Successful Colony Building the Jamestown Colony
  • 2. I. King James I
    • A. interested in a colony.
    • B. Grants a royal charter to Virginia Company.
    Introducing the King James hat collection
  • 3. II. Jamestown
    • A. formed 1607
    • B. Settled along James River (VA)
    • C. Built homes near a swamp
    • D. Disease Spreads
  • 4. III. Gold Diggers
    • A. Colonists wanted $
    • B. Spent days digging for Gold.
    • C. Did not plant crops.
    • D. Starvation threatens colony.
  • 5. IV. John Smith
    • A. Saved the colony.
    • B. Peace with Powhatan Indians.
    • C. Returns to England – 1609.
    • D. Colony nears ruin again.
  • 6. “ Desperate settlers cooked dogs, cats, rats, snakes and toadstools to survive. To keep warm, the broke up houses to burn as firewood.”
  • 7. V. A Cash Crop
    • A. 1612
    • B. Colonists plant tobacco.
    • C. becomes the leading cash crop of Jamestown.
    • D. $$$$$$$$$$
    • E. 1620 - 30,000 lbs. Of tobacco exported a year!
  • 8. VI. Representative Government
    • A. England = Monarchy (king)
    • B. 1619 more people are needed in Jamestown.
    • C. Allow male settlers to elect officials to make laws (called burgesses).
    • D. meet at the House of Burgesses
    • E . FIRST REPRESENTATIVE GOVERNMENT IN AMERICA!
  • 9. VII. Women in Jamestown Colony
    • A. 1619
    • B. 100 women arrive in colony.
    • C. quickly find husbands.
    • D. Important to increase population of Jamestown.
  • 10. VIII. African Influence
    • A. 1619
      • 1. Dutch trading ship appears.
      • 2. cargo = 20 enslaved Africans.
    • B. Sold to colonists.
    • C. Institution of slavery begins early in North America.
  • 11. Homework
    • A. Read chapter 3, section 4 (p. 87-91).
    • B. Write a letter from the colonists perspective back home to someone in England.
    • C. Explain what life is like in Jamestown.
    • D. Be Creative!
    • E.