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Settling North America

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Settling North America

  1. 1. Settling North America September 30, 2009
  2. 2. Terms to Know <ul><li>New France - first colony located at Port Royal, Nova Scotia </li></ul><ul><li>Charter – legal document giving certain rights to a person or company </li></ul><ul><li>Burgesses – representatives </li></ul><ul><li>House of Burgesses – Virginia Assembly </li></ul>
  3. 4. Jamestown <ul><li>Charter given to the Virginia Company by King James I </li></ul><ul><li>1607 – 105 colonists arrived in Virginia </li></ul><ul><li>Settled along the James River </li></ul>
  4. 5. <ul><li>13 Men set to rule the settlement </li></ul><ul><li>Captain John Smith took charge and established rules </li></ul><ul><li>Next few years were very difficult </li></ul><ul><li>Colony began to prosper when they started to grow tobacco </li></ul><ul><li>By 1620 England was importing 30,000 lbs of tobacco </li></ul>
  5. 6. Pocahontas <ul><li>Native American </li></ul><ul><li>Daughter of Chief who ruled Virginia tidewater region </li></ul><ul><li>Married Englishman John Rolfe </li></ul>
  6. 7. Jamestown Video Clip ?’s <ul><li>What country was King James from originally? </li></ul><ul><li>Why did the # of settlers decrease? </li></ul><ul><li>What were early interactions with N.A. like? </li></ul><ul><li>What was the main crop of Jamestown? </li></ul><ul><li>Who ended up controlling Jamestown? Why? </li></ul>

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