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Claiming the Continent. British Fight and Flight in the New world. Problems in the Colonies. Disease Relations with the Indians Food Supplies Winter. Sir Walter Raleigh. Aristocrat who wanted to get rich quick Gained money from Queen Elizabeth to start a colony - PowerPoint PPT Presentation


Claiming the Continent

British Fight and Flight in the New worldClaiming the ContinentProblems in the ColoniesDiseaseRelations with the IndiansFoodSuppliesWinterAristocrat who wanted to get rich quickGained money from Queen Elizabeth to start a colonyNamed the Colony Virginia after the unmarried queenSir Walter Raleigh

First attempt at a colony was in 1585Sir Raleigh set out to colonize the small islandLocated in present day North CarolinaRoanoke: Take 1

4Success or Failure?

Roanoke Take 2Fights with Indian tribes and lack of food made the colonists return back to England.Two years later they tried againHowever, this time the colony vanished. No one knows exactly what happened to the colonistsThird Time is the Charm

JamestownFounded in 1607Located in present day VirginiaFinally, the English would establish a lasting colony

Colonist ActivitiesFarming cash cropsTOBACCO transformed the colonies, because they could not find gold. The colonists relied on the money earned from tobacco to expand the colony.

-The colonists discovered that tobacco was easily grown in Virginia.

-Europeans loved this new leisure activity.-Up the snuff.

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What did they eat?CornThe colonists had to learn how to grow and farm corn from the local Indians.The Indians shared the secrets of growing corn to the starving colonists

What did the colonists eat before they learned about corn?RodentsSnakes

John SmithTook control of the failing colonyBrought order to Jamestown

He who works not, eats not.Funding the ColoniesColonists needed someone to support them with money, and in turn they would develop the land and send material back to the INVESTOR.Called a JOINT STOCK COMPANY

If the colonists failed at developing the company, the investor would lose money.Tuesday 9/22Turn in your essay for homework points

Discuss the Virginia Company and House of Burgesses

Begin Plymouth settlement

The Virginia CompanyFunded the colony at Jamestown

CharterCapitalAllowed the Virginia Company to settle Jamestown

Almost a rent/lease agreement, since the land still belonged to the CrownThe sum of all money and assets that a business has.The Virginia Company used this money to fund the coloniesMore on Joint-StockGoverning JamestownCalled the House of BurgessesAllowed colonists to purchase land and earn money.Also the first elected government in the colonies.

What group of voters are missing?

Were not part of the original settlement.

Came over from Europe to help settle the men down.Imagine not living around any womenWomen

The Need for Another ColonySuccesses at Jamestown gave the British the confidence to start a new Colony.

What colony was this?


Getting a charterKing James I granted their land charter in 1620

Colonists were originally hoping to land in Virginia, but ended up in present day Massachusetts

The PuritansWere very religious

Their entire lives were centered around praising God

Left England in search of an easier way to practice their religion

The MayflowerThe ship that was used by the colonists to reach the New World

Took them a little over two months to reach their destination

Plymouth RockWhat do you know about Plymouth Rock?

Discovery Ed clip

The Mayflower Compact Was signed by the people on the Mayflower

Was a pact for the members of the new colony to stick togetherIn Class Activity