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Thomas Gates
- Sailed from England to Jonestown
- Found 60 starving colonists from the original 700.
- Turned around and went back to England.
Sir Walter Raleigh
- English
- Sailed in 1585 with 100 men.
- Landed on Roanoke (island off North Carolina.
- Little food and fought with indians so returned to England.
- Sent John White back to Roanoke.
John White
- Original Roanoke settler
- Sent by Sir Walter Raleigh
- "Lost Colony"
Charter
- legal document giving certain rights to a person or company.
Virginia Charter
- 1606 King James I gave to the Virginia Company of London
- right to settle lands between present-day North Carolina and the Potomac River.
- guaranteed land and rights as English citizens.
Jamestown
- 1607 named after King James.
- located in swamy
- Starvation, indian fights.
- finally tobacco turned things around
John Smith
- Soldier and explorer
- set up rules that forced colonist to work if they wished to eat.
- Worked with Pwhatans to supply corn to the English.
Went back to England in 1609
Tobacco
- valuable crop in Virginia
Burgesses
- Representatives to the government.
- Male settlers only
House of Burgesses
- governor, council and male settlers
- made laws for the Virginia colony.
- 1st meeting in Jamestown Church 1619.
- marks beginning of representative government
Representative Government
- voters elect representatives to make law for them.
Magna Carta
- King could not raises without first consulting a Great Council of nobles and church leaders.
- 1215 King John was forced to sign it.
Parliament
Divided into
- House of Lords (nobles)
- House of commons
Mistress Forrest and Anne Burras
First women settlers in Jamestown.
Thomas Gates
- Sailed from England to Jonestown
- Found 60 starving colonists from the original 700.
- Turned around and went back to England.
Sir Walter Raleigh
- English
- Sailed in 1585 with 100 men.
- Landed on Roanoke (island off North Carolina.
- Little food and fought with indians so returned to England.
- Sent John White back to Roanoke.
John White
- Original Roanoke settler
- Sent by Sir Walter Raleigh
- "Lost Colony"
Charter
- legal document giving certain rights to a person or company.
Virginia Charter
- 1606 King James I gave to the Virginia Company of London
- right to settle lands between present-day North Carolina and the Potomac River.
- guaranteed land and rights as English citizens.
Jamestown
- 1607 named after King James.
- located in swamy
- Starvation, indian fights.
- finally tobacco turned things around
John Smith
- Soldier and explorer
- set up rules that forced colonist to work if they wished to eat.
- Worked with Pwhatans to supply corn to the English.
Went back to England in 1609
Tobacco
- valuable crop in Virginia
Burgesses
- Representatives to the government.
- Male settlers only
House of Burgesses
- governor, council and male settlers
- made laws for the Virginia colony.
- 1st meeting in Jamestown Church 1619.
- marks beginning of representative government
Representative Government
- voters elect representatives to make law for them.
Magna Carta
- King could not raises without first consulting a Great Council of nobles and church leaders.
- 1215 King John was forced to sign it.
Parliament
Divided into
- House of Lords (nobles)
- House of commons
Mistress Forrest and Anne Burras
First women settlers in Jamestown.