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First English Settlements. Jamestown (1607). Founded by VA Company of London as a business venture Complete Failure at First Bad Sanitation (disease) Native American Attacks People refused to do work. John Smith. Leader who made changes in colony to ensure survival

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jamestown 1607
Jamestown (1607)
  • Founded by VA Company of London as a business venture
  • Complete Failure at First
    • Bad Sanitation (disease)
    • Native American Attacks
    • People refused to do work
john smith
John Smith
  • Leader who made changes in colony to ensure survival
  • “He that shall not work, shall not eat”
jamestown
Jamestown
  • Saved by the introduction of tobacco by John Rolfe
  • Tobacco became the first profitable cash crop in America
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Jamestown
  • 1619 signs of success at Jamestown
    • First women
    • First slaves
    • First elected legislature (VA House of Burgess)
bacon s rebellion
Bacon’s Rebellion
  • Cavaliers in Western VA needed protection from Indians
  • VA Governor refused to protect them
  • Nathaniel Bacon put together an army to fight Indians
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Bacon’s Rebellion
  • Embarrassed Gov gathered army to stop Bacon
  • Bacon attacked and burned Jamestown
plymouth 1620
Plymouth (1620)
  • Settled by the Puritans (pilgrims) from England
  • They were seeking religious freedom in America
mayflower compact
Mayflower Compact
  • First document for government in New World
  • Established “covenant community” – governed by themselves
  • One man, one vote direct democracy
  • All issues debated and voted on at town hall meetings
  • NO RELIGIOUS FREEDOM IN PLYMOUTH
salem witch trials
Salem Witch Trials
  • Puritans accused dissenters of being witches
  • Dissenters put on trial
  • Many were hung, drowned, and burned
  • Months later, Puritans realized that it all was a lie