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Why did English settlers come to Virginia?: and other questions about the Jamestown settlement

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In December 1606, three ships carrying 105 men and boys set sail from Dover, England. The ships headed for the eastern shores of North America. There the men planned to establish a new colony known as Virginia. Sailing into the Chesapeake Bay, the settlers excitedly observed a vast wilderness of thick grasses, green forests, and wide rivers. But as the newcomers built their settlement, they struggled with disagreements, hard labor, food shortages, illness, and uneasy relations with the region's Native Americans. Yet the settlers persevered and established Jamestown--the first permanent English colony in North America. So what was the Virginia Company? Why did settler John Smith spend most of the voyage from England under arrest? Who was Pocahontas? Discover the facts about the Jamestown settlement and learn about its place in early U.S. history.

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Full title why did english settlers come to virginia and other questions about the jamestown settlement
Author ransom candice f
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series Six questions of American history
series_with_volume Six questions of American history|
subject_facet Frontier and pioneer life. -- Virginia -- Jamestown, Jamestown (Va.) -- History. -- 17th century, Virginia -- History -- Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775
title_display Why did English settlers come to Virginia? : and other questions about the Jamestown settlement
title_full Why did English settlers come to Virginia? : and other questions about the Jamestown settlement / by Candice Ransom
title_short Why did English settlers come to Virginia? :
title_sub and other questions about the Jamestown settlement
topic_facet Frontier and pioneer life, History