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Jamestown

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In what year was Jamestown founded? 1607
Why did Powhatan cut off the English's food supply? The English refused to work to earn their food
Who was the president of Jamestown? Smith was the president of Jamestown. He required the colonists to work and traded with the Algonquins for food. Powhatan cut off the English’s food supply until they started to work. Smith was forced back to England when he was involved in a gunpowder ac
Who introduced the first cash crop? (tobacco) John Rolfe
What were the 3 useful things about North America? abundant natural resources, a location to send their poor, and also as a market for their manufactured goods.
James Fort Location: James River Problem: They didn’t go far enough upstream to get away from the salt water. *Marsh: Many disease carrying mosquitoes
What were the two colonies that failed? Newfoundland and Roanoke
Raw material something in its natural state
Who financed Jamestown? The Virginia Company
Algonquin Indians Lived in the region and were ruled by Powhatan
What were the English focusing on? Finding precious metals
Who did John Smith marry? Pocahontas
Main reasons for starving time? colonists trapped in fort due to bad relations with Algonquins, low food supply, resort to cannibalism
Starving Time 1609-10
Created by: 19millerk