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  • 1. Ch 3, Sec 4: Building the Jamestown Colony MAIN IDEA: Founded in 1607, England’s Jamestown colony survived hard times and set up a representative government
  • 2. The First English Colony
    • England seeks like
    • Roanoke colony twice
    gold failed Spain
  • 3. Challenges and Survival
    • Setting up Jamestown
      • King Grants a
        • Charter :
          • a legal document giving certain rights to a person or company
      • Colonists arrive in Virginia in
    Spring 1607
  • 4. Early Problems
    • Swampy area :
    • Gvn’t of Colony:
    • Starvation:
    • N-A warfare:
  • 5. Reforms Restore Stability
    • Settlers found growing was successful and profitable
    tobacco
  • 6. Representative Government
    • Virginia Company creates stable ,:
      • Representative Gvn’t
        • voters elect representatives to make laws for them
    • Based on English political rights
    • Settlers elect:
      • Burgesses:
        • Representatives to gvn’t
  • 7. New Arrivals
    • Women:
      • By 1624, there were women compared to men
    • Africans:
      • By 1644, Africans living in VA
    300 1000 300