British Settlers In The Early 17th Century

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Problems of British Settlers in Early 17th Century Going to another country or land always means to explore or advent. By viewing the new world can open people’s mind, especially for people who remain in the same place for a long time. Because of the advanced technology and the development of the map, British people started to explore America in the early 17th.However, starvation during the winters, no central authority, and low quantity of the population were some of the major issues British settlers had when they tried to settle at the beginning. Without a central authority would be hard to settle and build up the foundation of civilization in a new land. When King James I granted a joint-stock company, he started the adventure in America. In 1607, there were three ships with 104 men arrived in Jamestown, Virginia. Because of the lack of the central authority, men rejected to do manual labor. This movement caused lawlessness, sickness, and food shortages. However, when the new governor, Lord De La Warr established Jamestown, he brought in his central…show more content…
Therefore, having starvation during the winter was one of the significant issues British settlers had when they established new lands. Without knowing local climate, geography, soil type, and all the different conditions, the plantation was hardly possible to start. When Puritans sailed to Virginia, because of the unknown of local conditions, a plague swept more than half of the settlers. The surviving of the rest 50 settlers had significant help from Squanto and lived through the winter. Squanto people taught the British settlers how to grow corn and catch fish. Overcome, British settlers and Squanto people celebrated the harvest and give thanks to the Lord for good future together. British settlers could not settle down for long term without the bits of help from Squanto, and they recovered the food shortages from the
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