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Jamestown

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When did the Jamestown colonists arrive in Jamestown? They arrived in 1607.
Who was Powhatan? Powhatan was the leader of the Algonquian Native Americans.
What was tobacco used for in the colonies? It was a cash crop used for trading with the Native Americans.
Where did the Algonquian live? The Algonquian lived in many different tribes along the James River. They lived next to the colonists.
Who was John Smith? Captain John Smith was 26 years old. As farmers son he had already lived that kind of life. It wasn't a big change. Smith served as the Jamestown president from 1608-1609.
What did John Smith do? John Smith served as president for the colonists. He made them work for thier even though most didn't want to. You work for your food or you starve.
Who was John Rolfe? John Rolfe was was from Britain and had brought the cash crop of tobacco to Jamestown. He married Pocahontas to create peace with the Native Americans and the colonists. Pocahontas was the daughter of Powhatan.
What were the Starving Times? The Starving Times were the times when the colonists had food supply cut off by Powhatan.
What were some results of where the fort was put? Some results were the supply boats didn't come when they were supposed to, they resorted to cannibalism, disease rate was high, and it was a cold winter.
Who financed the trip to Jamestown? The Virginia Company of London.
What did Great Britain realize that the new world was good for? 1. Abundant natural resources 2.Place to send the poor 3.market for manufactured goods
What was Roanoke? The first attempted colony from England, but failed.
The first 105 men were doing what? The first 105 men were searching for precious metals in the ground.
Why did John Smith leave Jamestown. He left because of a gunpowder accident.
The two problems with the location of James Fort? They didn't go far enough inland for fresh water. They picked a marsh to put the fort on. .
Created by: 19schlabachs