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    The founding of Jamestown was brought about in June of 1606 when King James I, granted a charter to the Virginia Company of London. The Virginia Company of London was a joint stock company established during this time with the purpose of growing settlements in North America. This group of London entrepreneurs had hopes of profit in building a secure settlement on Jamestown Island, and with the help of three ships and 100 colonists, The London Company became the first English Settlers in North America

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    It is known that many colonists in Jamestown died during the colonization, but what were the reasons? This colony, Jamestown, was the first successful and permanent colony of King James I of England. Sickness was something that struck massively to the colonists who were new to their surroundings. The water, which was contaminated with human waste, caused them to lose many of their people due to unhealthy conditions of living. Famine and long droughts also killed many others. Another good example

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    Forbes, Business 2.0, and Inc. Price’s career background consist of being a reporter for the Washington, D.C bureau of Investor’s Business Daily. Price has researched Jamestown in multiple occasions. Based on these credentials, I believe David A. Price is a qualified author. David A. Price is the author of Love and Hate in Jamestown; John Smith, Pocahontas, and the Heart of a New Nation. This is the history of early America and how it became the country it is now. The chapters in this book are organized

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    Although the Jamestown Colony stands today as the first permanent English settlement, the colony is also known for their hardships while sailing and after landing in Virginia. While the Disney movie “Pocahontas” is based loosely on the reality of the Jamestown Colony, having some similarities, there are some differences between the movie and its reality. One part historically correct about the movie “Pocahontas” was that the Jamestown settlers arrived in Jamestown in hopes of finding gold and other

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    Jamestown was the first permanent English colony. The colony was located in Virginia and established in 1607. The voyage was funded by the Virginia Company who thought the location was an ideal spot to settle. The Virginia company thought that the land would be a good spot to defend against the Spanish because it had water on three sides of it. A while after settling the land, the settlers were struggling for survival. Most of the settlers were unfit and unprepared for life in the new colony. The

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    Jamestown is a huge part of history. The people of Jamestown died from many different causes but the major contributors were from unclean water, diseases, mass murdering’s and limited food. The water they used was mostly unclean which lead to many illnesses and sicknesses that were passed from person to person. The people were also killed from Native Americans feeling threatened from the quick growth from the people of Jamestown. The people of Jamestown also struggled to grow nutritious and enough

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    Jamestown was founded in the spring of 1607. It was to be the first permanent English settlement in the “New World” - where it was commonly thought that this new land would contain riches, a myriad of hidden trade routes to China, and more! However, Jamestown wasn’t without it’s dangers - they didn’t have the best environment, most settlers had little to no survival skills, and their relationships with the Indians were strained. The environment in Jamestown, specifically between the years 1606

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    There are many reasons why the Jamestown colony nearly perished. Some of the traditional views and interpretations as to why would be the following. One, the Virginia company made a poor choice in the geographical location of the colony of Jamestown. It had brackish water in the river, as well as the location was very marshy with many mosquitos which brought on disease. Another reason would be poor work ethic of the colony. It was told that many colonialists went to the new world in search of gold

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    Jamestown & Plymouth Plantation Jamestown and Plymouth were both pretty big colonies and they were both quite successful. But they were different in many ways, but similar in some ways. I found it really interesting how each colony was different like they both wanted something similar which was to make money and also to start a new life because in reality many people called them the rejects of Europe which essentially is what happened and they did end up just coming here for a fresh start. But

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    Another component comparing Jamestown and Plymouth colonies would be their aspects on Indian relations. The English colonists arrived in Chesapeake Bay where the Powhatan Indians had been calling home for quite some time. There were over thirty Indian tribes totaling 14,000 Indians. This is where the first colony, Jamestown, was settled in 1607. I believe this created a lot of tension between the Indians and the new settlers considering the previous settling and attacks of the Spanish on the Indians

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