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Jamestown

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What year was Jamestown founded? 1607
What was America being used for by England? Raw materials, location to sell manufactured goods, and a location to send the poor.
What were the two first failed colonies? Roanoke and Newfoundland
What was the Virginia Company looking for? Precious Metals
What were the native tribe next to Jamestown called? Algonqiuan
Why did the colonists have to eat vermin and possibly even resort to cannibalism? The Algonquian cut off they're food supply.
Who made the colonists trade partners with the Algonquian? Captain John Smith
Why did John Smith leave? A gunpowder accident
Who introduced the first cash crop, tobacco? John Rolfe
When was the starving time? 1608-1610
What is a raw material? Something in it's natural state
What is a manufactured good? A good made from a raw material used to make profit.
Who financed Jamestown? The Virginia Company
Who ruled the Algonquian? Powhatan
What were problems during the starving time? - Colonists trapped in James Fort due to bad relations with the Algonquian. - Low food supply because the supply boat never comes - Disease rate is high - Cold winter - Resort to cannibalism
What was wrong with James Fort's location? *James River Problem: They didn’t go far enough up stream to get away from the salt water *Marsh: Many disease carrying mosquitoes
Why did John Rolfe probably marry Pocahontas? To form an alliance.
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