7 A. Introduction What was a charter? The right to organize a settlement in an area
8 B. The Virginia CompanyWhen did Virginia Company settlers found Jamestown and name the James River?April 1607
9 2. Why was Jamestown built on a peninsula? So that it could be defended from attack
10 3. Why did so many of the original Jamestown colonists die within the first year of its settlement? Many of them were not used to hard labor; they searched for gold and silver instaed of growing food; disease also took its toll.
11 C. Captain John SmithHow was John Smith helpful to Jamestown in the second year of its settlement?He forced the settlers to work and got corn from the Powhaten people.
12 D. Tobacco Saves the Colony How did tobacco help the Virginia colonists survive?Tobacco provided money for the English investors
13 2. When did relations between the settlers and the Powhaten people improve? After John Rolfe married Pocahontas, the daughter of Chief Powhaten
14 E. Representative Government How did Sir George Yeardley help the Jamestown settlers?He ended military rule and allowed the men to elect representatives to make local laws.
15 III. New Arrivals in Jamestown What happened to the first Africans brought to Jamestown in 1619?They were sold to Virginia planters to work in the tobacco fields.2. Who was William Tucker?The first African American child born in the American colonies; he was a free man
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