Date visited: 2 February 2013
Group: Raunak Bhandari and Steve Bullesbach
19 February 2013
19 February 2013
A Journey to Jamestown
Jamestown was a journey to early 17th century; it was America’s first permanent English colony. Jamestown was founded in 1607 by the Englishmen. It was a four-and-a-half-month voyage from England, and they used 17th century piloting and navigation. They came in boats named, Susan Constant which carried seventy-one people, Godspeed which carried fifty-two people, and Discovery which carried twenty-one and it was also the smallest boat out of the three. 350 men and no women set sail on December 20, 1606, so when they arrived at Jamestown on May during harvest time. Half of the colony perished the first year, and then they faced a brutal winter which let them to trade with the Indians. Indians wanted English tools and the Englishmen at Jamestown needed Indians food. Starving Time—the colonists were afraid to trade with the Indians, they gave up and starved to death. Sir Thomas, owner of the VA Company, tried to get another charter for the king. Lord De LeWarr arrived at James town on May of 1608 and took over and turned the colony around for a year, but then left for England. Thomas Dale took control of the town and he was very harsh. He wanted everyone to work so that they could survive. Later came a peace time between the Indians and the settlers when John Rolfe married Pocahontas. Pocahontas felt appreciated to help the English. Pocahontas later died when she went to England with her husband. Later VA Company, who was supplying the English settlers, went bankrupt because no profit was made for the first decade, but the English colonies were able to pull through. Jamestown was first settled by 350 Englishmen and built a triangular town to protect themselves by any outside threat. Jamestown is one of the most important American histories because...