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Jamestown. English Colonies in North America. Roanoke. Roanoke was one of the first attempts the English government made to start a colony in America Two attempts were made at starting a colony on Roanoke 1585 – settlers returned England 1587 – the settler

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english colonies in north america

Jamestown

English Colonies in North America

roanoke
Roanoke
  • Roanoke was one of the first attempts the English government made to start a colony in America
  • Two attempts were made at starting a colony on Roanoke
    • 1585 – settlers returned

England

    • 1587 – the settler

mysteriously disappear

jamestown
Jamestown
  • Jamestown was the first successful English colony/settlement in America
  • Jamestown was founded in 1607
  • The colony was founded and financed by the Virginia Company of

London

  • There were 144

original settlers

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Jamestown
  • Jamestown\'s early history
    • Near disaster
    • It was mostly populated by men
    • Settlers spent their time searching for gold and silver
    • Settlers did not plant crops
    • The next winter more than one-third of the colonists died
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Jamestown
  • 1608 - John Smith appointed to lead the colony
  • Enforces strict order
  • Brings stability to the colony
  • “If you will not work you will

not eat.”

  • Smith was taken captive by the

Powhatan

  • He escaped execution with the

help of Pocahontas

  • 1609 – Smith is wounded and

returns to England

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