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  1. JAMESTOWN THE FIRST PERMANENT ENGLISH SETTLEMENT

  2. Jamestown was primarily an __________ venture. economic

  3. wealth power England wanted to establish an American colony to increase her _________ and _________.

  4. Name 3 ways that an American colony would do this: • They hoped to find gold and silver. • The settlement would furnish raw materials. • It would open new markets for trade.

  5. Who financed the settlement of Jamestown? Virginia Company

  6. The king! Who was the English king who granted the charter? James I

  7. English rights What did the charter guarantee to the English colonists?

  8. When was Jamestown settled? 1607

  9. peninsula James Jamestown was located on a narrow __________ on the ________ River.

  10. Today the original Jamestown site is located on an _________ in the James River. island

  11. Most were... gentlemen who lacked the necessary ______. skills

  12. 4 reasons they chose a peninsula: It was easy to defend. The water was deep enough for ships to dock. They thought they had a good supply of fresh water. The river provided food and a pathway for exploration.

  13. Hardships marshy unsafe water diseases

  14. First strong leader John Smith

  15. John Smith’s most important rule: “He that will not work, shall not eat!”

  16. John Smith maintained a good relationship with the Powhatans so the colonists were able to … trade.

  17. Winter of 1609 starving time

  18. They decide to leave but... Lord De La Warr arrives with more men and supplies.

  19. The Powhatans had introduced the colonists to 2 new crops: corn and tobacco

  20. John Rolfe Who planted a new kind of tobacco?

  21. Tobacco was sold in England as Jamestown’s _______ _______. cash crop

  22. The economy of the Virginia colony now depended on ______________ as a primary source of wealth. agriculture

  23. So everything is just great in Jamestown. Or is it? invaders land The Powhatans saw the colonists as ________ that would take over their ______.