Causes Of Drought In Jamestown

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Starving in Jamestown In Jamestown out of, “the original 110 settlers, only 40 would be alive by December,” (Background Essay). This is surprising because the settlers only arrived in May! Close to all of the men were healthy, but poor. They had come to Jamestown in hopes of land ownership and getting rid of debt. Looks like the grim reaper had other plans. Many colonists died in Jamestown, Virginia due to lack of fresh water amestown colonists experienced a drought in the first few years before the indians helped them, (Document B). They experienced drought from about 1561-1576,(Document B)This statement proves they had drought (which means lack of water). Settlers in Jamestown called winter the “starving time” because so many died due to

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