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Who was Captain Newport?
one of the two leaders of the Jamestown Settlement
returned to England to get more supplies and settlers during the first harsh winter
What is a colony?
a place that is settled at a distance from the country that governs it
Why was tobacco important to the Jamestown?
a very successful crop
Was used for money
Ships were filled in order to sell to England despite the Kings opinion of the product.
This made some colonists very rich
Who was John Smith?
A great leader for the Jamestown Colony.
Made and enforced rule "no work, no food"
What is the London Company?
a group formed for the purpose of establishing an English colony in Virgina
Members of the group were to share in the costs and the profits.
Why was tobacco important to the Jamestown?
Tobacco crops were very successful, well suited to the area
Was used for money
Ships were filled in order to sell to England despite the Kings opinion of the product.
This made some colonists very rich
What is an indentured servant?
a person who sold his or her services for a certain period of time in exchange for free passage to a foreign land
What was the House of Burgesses?
The representative assembly in colonial Virginia

They were representatives ELECTED into office after the colonists was given the right to make their own laws