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Social Studies

Chapter 5 - Lesson 2

QuestionAnswer
Charter An official document given permission to do something such as settle in an area.
Armada A large fleet of ships especially war ships.
Stock Shares of ownership in a company.
Cash Crop A crop that grown to be sold for profit.
Indentured Servant A person who bounds himself or herself to serve someone for a certain period of time in exchange for something.
House of Burgesses The law making body of colonial Virginia established in Jamestown in 1619.
Queen Elizabeth I Queen of England during the founding of Roanoke colony and the defeat of the Spanish Armada.
Sir Walter Raleigh English explorer, historian and soldier who started two unsuccessful colonies at Roanoke Island. 1584 and 1587.
John White Leader of the English colony of Roanoke in 1587.
Chief Powhatan Chief of the Powhatan tribe who helped the English settlement at Jamestown.
King James I King of England for whom Jamestown was named after.
Captain John Smith English army captain who strict discipline helped the Jamestown settlement to survive.
John Rolfe Jamestown leader whose method of curing tobacco made a successful cash crop; married Pocohontas.
Pocohantas Daughter of Chief Powhatan whose marriage to John Rolfe lead the "Peace of Pocahontas" from 1614-1617.
Who was the Queens most trusted advisor? Sir Walter Raleigh
Where was Roanoke Island? Island in North Carolina facing the ocean.
Why did people from England go to Roanoke in 1585? The reason people wanted to leave England was because the Queen wanted natural resources to become wealthy
What was wrong with the location of Jamestown? The Jamestown location was in a bad location because the swampy area and stagnant water had disease carrying mosquitoes and almost half of the colony died.
What happened in 1607? Jamestown was the first permanent English colony in North America.
What led Queen Elizabeth's decision to grant a charter to establish a colony in Virginia? Sir Walter Raleigh advised her on the decision.
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