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a person who agreed to work for someone for a certain amount of time in exchange for the cost of the ocean voyage to North America
White returned to England seeking aid for the colonists in Roanoke. he arrived in to find Spain and England at war and England with no ships to send supplies to the colonists.
White returned to Roanoke only to find that the colonists had mysteriously disappeared.
English ships were smaller than Spanish ships and could move faster. The English had more powerful guns than the Spanish.
The English won the Battle of the Spanish Armada and became one of the world's most powerful nations.
Jamestown was located on low, swampy land where disease-carrying mosquitoes lived. The water was not healthy to drink.
Jamestown settlers began to die almost as soon as they arrived.
The men at Jamestown spent their days searching for gold. They did not plant crops or build housing.
Men died of starvation and disease. John Smith took over, and under his guidance the colonists survived.
Thick woods provided excellent timber for homes; coastal waters were rich in fish.
New England colonies
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