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Silver, Gold, and Raw materials to sell and trade
What were the stockholders of the Virginia Company of London expecting to get back from their investment in the Jamestown colony?
Tools, pots, and copper
What did the English trade to the native peoples?
Virginia Company of London stockholders
Who paid for the settlement of Jamestown?
The colony could send raw materials to England, the English hoped to find gold and silver in Virginia, and England wanted to increase its wealth and power
What were the reasons that England wanted to establish a colony in Virginia?
What year was Jamestown founded?
It's located on an island in the James River
Which statement describes Jamestown's location today?
What river is Jamestown located on?
They were told to go inland, it was easily defended from attacks by the Spanish, water was deep enough to dock ships, and they thought it had a good water supply
What reasons did the settlers have for choosing the Jamestown site location?
Establish a settlement in North America, and extend English rights to the settlers
What did the charter King James granted to the Virginia Company of London do?
What was the name of the settlement established through the charters granted by the Virginia Company of London?
General Assembly, House of Burgesses, then Virginia General Assembly
In what order did Virginia's Government evolve?
What decade did the House of Burgesses become a separate legislative body?
The power to be involved in creating their own laws
What power did the House of Burgesses give the settlers?
Members of the 1619 Virginia Assembly, representatives
Who were Burgesses?
It provided a representative government with the Burgesses
Why was the Virginia Assembly important?
The first representative legislative body in English America. Included two burgesses from each division of Virginia
What is the General Assembly of 1619?
More families were established, and a more permanent settlement became possible
What happened when addition women arrived in Jamestown?
Did Africans or women arrive in Jamestown first?
They were captured by Portuguese sailors
How did Africans arrive in Jamestown?
They were put to work for cheap labor and expanded the tobacco economy
What happened when Africans arrived in Jamestown?
What year did addition women arrive in Jamestown?
Settlers lacked the skills necessary to survive at Jamestown
Why did Captain John Smith start the Forced Work Program?
Settlers were not trained in survival skills, starvation and disease, unsafe drinking water
What hardships did settlers face at Jamestown?
Arrival of supply ships, Forced Work Program, emphasis on growing crops, strong leadership of Captain John Smith
What changes resulted in the survival of the early Jamestown settlers?
Who served as a contact between the native peoples and the English?
What did natives trade to the English?