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Jamestown

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When was Jamestown, Virginia colonized? 1607
What was the first successful colony in North America? Jamestown
What did the English hope to find in North America? Raw materials and a location to send the poor
What did the English hope to market to the colonists? Manufactured goods
What indian tribe was near Jamestown? Algonquian
Who was the leader of the Algonquins? Powhatan
Who was the president of Jamestown? John Smith
Who introduced tobacco to the colony of Jamestown? John Rolfe
What was the first cash crop in Jamestown? Tobacco
What was the starving time? The Starving Time was the winter of 1609-1610 when the colonists at James fort ran out of food and resorted to cannibalism
Who did John Rolfe marry? Pocahontas after she went to England with John Rolfe
What was the most famous failed colony? Roanoke(lost colony)
Who financed Jamestown? The Virginia Company
What did the first men at Jamestown do? Searched for raw materials in vein
Who forced the people of Jamestown to work? John Smith
Why did John Smith return to England? He was involved in a gun powder accident
Why did Jon Rolfe and Pocahontas get married? To try to create a friendship between the Indians and England
What were two problems with James Fort? They didn't go far enough upstream to escape from the salt water and they built the fort in a marsh with disease carrying mosquitoes
What happened during the starving time? 1. The colonists were trapped in the fort due to bad relations with the Algonquins 2. They had a low supply of food because the supply boat never came from England
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