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Brief History of Jamestown

Brief History of Jamestown, Virginia

Colonial History of Jamestown: Factual historical information

eHow: About the Colonial History of Jamestown, Virginia: Jamestown History and Significance

History Channel: Jamestown Founded 1607: The History of Jamestown is presented in this History Channel Video

History Net: Jamestown: A Jamestown timeline, history, economics and politics, the people, the physical site, and the present

How Stuff Works: Jamestown History: Brief Summary

Jamestown Facts and History

History.com: Life in Jamestown:A video : Find out what it took to be a settler in the early-American colony of Jamestown.

National Geographic: Jamestown Interactive: An interactive activity about the history of Jamestown

Sonofthesouth.net: Jamestown: EXTENSIVE historical background about the Jamestown Colony complete with photographs and images. Included are links to complete explanations about important people, documents, and events.

PBS: Death at Jamestown: Historical background about the colonists and Jamestown; clues evidence and video

The Role of Jamestown in the History of the United States Historical Facts with links within the document to important places, people and events

Virginia Company of London History Facts

Virtual Jamestown


The Jamestown Colony- What Did the Colonists Eat What Did the Jamestown Colonists Eat?

Jamestown Colony Rediscovery Project Today Archaeologists Dig at Jamestown

Important Timeline History of the Jamestown colony Timeline History the History of Jamestown
A Timeline Leading up to, and including the History of Jamestown Virtual Jamestown Timeline


Importance of Native Americans to the History of Jamestown Colony
Indian Massacre of 1622 Pocahontas
Smith Attempts to Suppress the Indians Around Jamestown Four Faces of Pocahontas
Powhatan Indian Village and Jamestown The Story of Pocahontas
Virginia's First People The Real Pocahontas
Virtual Jamestown: Powhatan Pocahontas Myth

Importance of Slavery to the History of the Jamestown Colony
African Americans and the Virginia Colony Slavery at the Jamestown Colony - a video

Biographies of People Important to the History of the Jamestown Colony
Robert Hunt John Rolfe Biography
Reverend Robert Hunt - First Chaplain Captain John Smith
Robert Hunt Biography Captain John Smith
John Rolfe Captain John Smith Biography
John Rolfe Facts and Biography Captain John Smith


Sites Which Include Information about the History of the Jamestown Colony

13 Originals: The history of the original 13 colonies

Archiving Early America: A wealth of resources about 18th Century America, original newspapers, maps, writings, biographies

Colonial North America 1492-1763: Links to sites important to the growth of Colonial North America.

Have Fun with History: Colonial America: American colonial life existed just shy of 180 years before the United States of America emerged as a nation independent of British rule. These formative years are reflected with free streaming videos from Have Fun with History; included in collection: Early settlers of New England; Puritan Family of Early New England; The Town Crier (Massachusetts). The Mayflower II (building a replica), The Scarlet Letter

Historical Text Archive Archive: Collection of Essays about important events in history

Thirteen Colonies: Historical facts and information


History of the Colonial Charters

Colonial Charters, Grants, and Related Documents: From Yale Law School - A list of documents and their texts for every colony in early America - dates supplied as well


Maps of Early America Rare Map Collection - Colonial America


Other Colonial History Pages
The Jamestown Colony The Plymouth Colony
The Lost Colony of Roanoke The New England Colonies
The Middle Colonies The Southern Colonies


Interesting Facts about the Jamestown Colony

Interesting Facts about the History of the Jamestown Colony in Colonial America

*In April 1607 three ships, the Susan Constant, the Godspeed and the Discovery left England with 105 passengers,in December 1606 and reached the Virginia coast in April of 1607.

*The ships docked on the James River because the water was deep, and Captain Christopher Newport was confident that the colony about to be established was in a good place for protection against any enemies.

*Jamestown, Virginia, became the first permanent English settlement in North America in 1607.

*The first fort at Jamestown was built soon after the English landed at Jamestown Island in May 1607.

*Life for the colonists was not easy. Only 60 of the 214 settlers survived this harsh winter. Many died in the fall of 1607 from dysentery and typhoid fever.

Captain John Smith became the colony's leader in September 1608.

The Virginia Company of London sponsored the Jamestown Colony. King James I granted permission for the London Company to establish a Colony in this new land with hopes of finding gold and possibly discovering a water passage to the Pacific Ocean.

*The colonists established trading opportunities with the Powhatan, the leader, or chief, of the Powhatan Federation of Indians.

*After the Jamestown fort was built, the Powhatan Indians disliked the presence of the English Colonists, and Powhatan warriors attacked the English colonists, in what became known as Indian Massacre of 1622. In that attack 347 of the colonists were killed (1/4 of the English population of Jamestown).

*Pocahontas warned the settlers of a Powhatan attack, but not soon enough for many of settlers to seek safety. She is also believed to have saved Captain John Smith's life after he was captured by some Indians.

John Rolfe married Pocahontas.

Jamestown became deserted by the mid-1700s after the government moved to Williamsburg in 1699.



American History Calendar

American History Calendar: A calendar site showing American history in a unique way: through a user-friendly web calendar. Birthdays of important people in American history and important events in American history can be viewed; interactive - browse through it and display details on a specific person or event. A printer friendly version of the calendar is also available.


American History Museum

Smithsonian National Museum of American History Search Engine: Discover history through objects, photographs, interactive timelines: Complete archived collections - excellent!


The History Channel

The History Channel: Each month the History Channel takes new explorations into the past and puts them on display for you, utilizing state-of-the-art interactive technology; listen to speeches drawn from the most famous broadcasts and recordings of the Twentieth Century. The History Channel Time Machine brings you to a different speech every day; trivia quiz; fact of the day; games.


U.S. History Images

U.S. History Images: What better way to learn about and appreciate the history of the United States than through viewing the illustrations of artists from the last century and a half! The images are all in the public domain and are free for anyone to use in any way after viewing the Terms of Use. This website is a work in progress and new images are always being added. Present topics for images include: Life in the Colonies, Colonial Patriots, Native Americans, Native American Culture, The Age of Exploration, and Explorers


Educational American History Powerpoints

Educational American History Videos

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Archiving Early America: A wealth of resources about 18th Century America, original newspapers, maps, writings, biographies

History of the United States Complete Historical Archive: Directory listed in alphabetical order by events

History Place: American Revolution, Civil War, featured articles, history of the U.S.A.


Reference Sites to Help in Your Research

American Memory Learning Page of the Library of Congress: Historical collections of photographs, documents, motion pictures, and sound recordings about American culture and history - SEARCHABLE by keyword

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The Biographic Dictionary: Covers more than 33,000 notable men and women who have shaped our world from ancient times to the present day- SEARCHABLE by keyword

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