Dbq Starving Time Analysis

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The period known as Starving Time took place during the winter of 1609-1610. About 440 people died because the colonists were so blinded by the opportunity to get rich that they failed to prepare for the tough challenges of new land. When they arrived in Jamestown all they wanted was natural riches such as gold, because of their greediness the settlers didn’t consider how to run a successful colony. From Travels and Works of Captain John Smith, he wrote. “We starved because we did not plan well, work hard, or have good government.” (Doc D) In other words, Smith asserts they failed to prepare and adjust because of their reliance on Native Americans for the first two years. Once Smith left the Natives stopped helping them. It got so bad that

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