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Jamestown Settlement

Jamestown First permanent settlement in North America
John Smith Leader of Jamestown
Powhatans Native Americans who lived in the area that became Jamestown
head right system System that gave 50 acres of land to each person that would settle in Jamestown
indentured servants Poor workers who exchanged their labor for help getting started in America
Royal Colony A colony under direct control of the monarch (king/queen)
House of Burgesses First representative and law-making body of government
Nathanial Bacon Planter who led a rebellion in 1676 against the governor of the Virginia Colony
Why did the Virginia Company send colonists to Jamestown? Gold, God, Glory
What were the benefits of settling in Jamestown? Near a waterway - crop irrigation, trade, fishing/food source
What were the struggles in Jamestown? They were not prepared - did not plant food so they starved.
House of Burgesses First colonial representative Gov't; self Gov't
Why was Bacon's Rebellion important? Exposed the growing power of the colony's former indentured servants
Created by: jennfein