Ch 3, Sec 4 Jamestown

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Ch 3, Sec 4 Jamestown

  1. 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. 2. The First English Colony <ul><li>England seeks like </li></ul><ul><li>Roanoke colony twice </li></ul>gold failed Spain
  3. 3. Challenges and Survival <ul><li>Setting up Jamestown </li></ul><ul><ul><li>King Grants a </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Charter : </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>a legal document giving certain rights to a person or company </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Colonists arrive in Virginia in </li></ul></ul>Spring 1607
  4. 4. Early Problems <ul><li>Swampy area : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Disease </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Government of Colony: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Always arguing </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Starvation: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Didn’t plant crops because they wre looking for gold </li></ul></ul><ul><li>N-A warfare: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Constant battles </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Reforms Restore Stability <ul><li>Settlers found growing was successful and profitable </li></ul><ul><ul><li>John Smith was the first to grow tobacco in the colonies </li></ul></ul>tobacco
  6. 6. Representative Government <ul><li>Virginia Company creates stable, </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Representative Government </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>voters elect representatives to make laws for them </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>First form of Representative Government in the colonies </li></ul><ul><li>Settlers elect: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Burgesses: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Representatives to gvn’t </li></ul></ul></ul>
  7. 7. New Arrivals <ul><li>Women: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>By 1624, there were women compared to men </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Africans: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>By 1644, Africans living in VA </li></ul></ul>300 1000 300

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