Unit 1 Colonial Era and American Beginnings. Chapter 2: The American Colonies Emerge. English Settlement of Jamestown. England decided not to fund colonization of the new lands like Spain had done.
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The American Colonies Emerge
Many colonists became ill from drinking infected river water. And because there were no crops, the colonists began to starve.
A drawing of James Fort (c.1609) by Pedro de Zuniga, a Spanish ambassador. The sketch shows a flag-like projection which is more probably an enclosed garden. The three sides and circular bastions at the corners are common to all three descriptions of the early fort.
Puritans believed that the power of the church was with the congregation and not with the minister.
Some Puritans wanted to reform the Anglican Church from within, but others did not.