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    • Colonial America 7 th U.S History – Bridge to AP Mr. Veliz
    • The English Arrive on the Scene
      • In 1583, the English begin their exploration of the Americas.
        • How and why do the Spanish lose their control of the seas?
    • Finding a Foothold…or disaster!
      • Before the war with Spain is won, the English try to gain a foothold in the Americas.
        • Queen Elizabeth and Sir Walter Raleigh
      • Roanoke Island (NC) – 1585 and 1587
        • Why Roanoke? Was this a smart move?
        • Who is Virginia Dare?
      • What was the fate of Roanoke?
        • Croatoan is all they found!!
    • The Lost Colony
    • Recovering from Roanoke
      • 1606 – the war has ended and the English are again looking west.
      • James I and charters
        • Colonization as big business
      • The Virginia Company
        • A joint-stock company?
      • April 1607 – Chesapeake Bay and Jamestown
    • Jamestown
      • Why choose Jamestown? What did it have in common with Roanoke?
      • Profit and safety over survival in Jamestown.
      • 1607 to 1608
        • 144 to 38
    • Governing Jamestown
      • Capt. John Smith – strong leadership, forcing settlers to work and acquiring food from natives.
      • Aug. 1609 – 400 new settlers, and Smith goes home
      • More mouths, less leadership = starvation
        • “the starving time”
    • Governing Jamestown
      • By 1619, colonists want their say in colony government.
        • Virginia Company allows the formation of the House of Burgesses
    • The Fate of Jamestown
      • By early 1620s, financial troubles set in.
      • 1624 – King James “pulls the plug” on the Virginia Company
        • First royal colony established
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