Jamestown Round 3 Review Essay

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Round 3 Review Terms Virginia colony (Jamestown)- 1607 * Disease ridden, swampy, contaminated water * Mostly young men in their 20s searching for gold all day * Starving Time (1609-1610)- Colonists die off due to lack of food and insufficient shelter * Captain John Smith, "Thou who shall not work shall not eat." * John Rolfe - Started to grow and sell American tobacco (sold well in England) * Virginia Company (London Company)- Joint stock company wanting more colonization * House of Burgesses - First Colonial House of Representatives/ Colonial Assembly * They had control of most of the colonies money * Headright - 50 acres of land given to anyone who paid their voyage to the New World * Indentured Servitude - Option for people who could not pay for their journey to America * Forced to work on a farm or plantation for 7 years and then they were free * Owners…show more content…
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