The people who volunteered or went to Jamestown in Virginia basically signed a apply to death, either dying on the boats or dying at Jamestown. In 1607, the Englishmen arrived at the mouth of the Great Bay on the coast of Virginia(Chesapeake Bay). They went up the James River and settled in what they call Jamestown, but they weren’t prepared for what was in store for them. There were some problems that killed the colonists. The main problems were starvation(by the many causes), the lack of occupations, and the attacks of the indians living by them.
Many colonists died because of brackish water, starvation, and Indian attacks and relations. They settled in Virginia near Chesapeake Bay in the Spring of 1607. They wanted to be first English settlement in the “New World”, which was in North America. Before there trouble they had just built their settlement and were improving the town. They also added military bases.
There were 110 men willing to risk everything they had to have a new lease on life. These men were headed to Jamestown, the first permanent settlement. By the end of December only 40 settlers would survive. So, why did so many colonist die?
The English originally settled in Jamestown to explore the vast landscape for treasure, such as gold, and acquire wealth. The Virginia Company left Englishmen believing promises of rich land, peaceful natives, and abundant resources that awaited them in Virginia, inducing disastrous effects in the first decade of
Comparing and contrasting Jamestown and New England. Ever notice how different things are throughout history? Some include the U.S.As differences of opinion from England which lead to the American Revolution. Jamestown and the New England colonist are also a set of difference as to why they came to America, how they interacted with the natives, and where they landed and how it affected how they lived. Although there are some similarities, there were more differences than similarities because the area was different where each of them landed.
French Louisiana: Economics and Development When Louisiana was first settled in 1699 by French immigrants, the colonies of the newly formed state were in an impoverished, unprofitable position. The colonies' destitution was due to the lack of resources provided by their new land and government, as well as France's political and economic negligence. However, after long years of poverty, the colony would one day turn a profit by trading their naturally occurring precious metals for paper money and land. Though the early settlers had been drawn to America with enticing tales of wealth and freedom, France was unable to finance it's settlements; the country's national bank had already been depleted by various European wars.
Gasland Summary The documentary Gasland, structured in the form of a travelogue, is written, directed and narrated by John Fox. Fox travels through various parts of the United States in search of instances where water, and waterways, are polluted by “produced water” (industrial term for waste water) of hydraulic fracturing. He had heard of various instances of water contamination and other hazards caused by fracking. He wanted to investigate the likelihood of him facing the same circumstances, because his land was on a proposed fracking site.
The city of Flint, Michigan and its residents have been suffering from their own tap water for months. When a resident turns on a water faucet in their home, the water emits a strange smell and the color comes out brown. It turns out that water contains a high amount of iron and lead. What made the tap water contaminated? Why is the city unable to obtain clean tap water despite being under one hundred miles away from the Great Lakes?
The Mammoth Site Sitting in the Purple Pie Shop in Custer, South Dakota eating homemade apple pie with a large scoop of vanilla ice cream, I notice a travel brochure for the Mammoth Dig in Hot Springs, South Dakota about 31 miles (51 Km) away. Entering the modern building, I purchase a ticket for the tour. Roaming the gift shop I hear a tall, blonde-haired woman, named Jane ask, “Who has tickets for the tour?” Raising my hand, I am ushered into the large theater to learn about the Mammoth and the history of the site. After the short film, Jane leads the group to the world-renowned, active paleontological dig, housed inside the building.
People around the world go through situations in their lives that requiere them to push through and survive. When you truly want to live, you will do anything to just get one more day. People will kill a dog if it means not having to starve to death. People will kill others, walk hundreds of miles barefoot in the sun, and hide from others just to survive.
As a result of the lack of food and water, the surviving colonists moved to different locations in an attempt to find the necessary resources in order to survive. If they were to have stayed and waited for John White to come back, they would have died of hunger or disease. Right before they departed, they used the last of the medicine and forgot to dispose of the shards, which were the remnants left at their settlement. When the colonists left, some of the them were still ill and needed more medicine, which also led them to leave their settlement and journey with the Croatans in search for more resources. The natives were thought to be “animal-like” and down to earth people and knew of herbs and plants that could heal the colonists.
Jamestown was repeating cycle of death, it started May 14th, 1607 when colonists set sail from England to Anchor in Chesapeake Bay. The Colonists came to Jamestown in search of possible riches and to convert natives to Christianity. however, within the first 6 months 70 of the 110 original colonists had died, due to water supply/drought, bad planning, and relations with the natives. Further water supply and Jamestown wasn't very good leader leading to major droughts.
According to the article “How Tap Water Became Toxic in Flint, Michigan,” written by Sara Ganim and Linh Tran, the residents of Flint, Michigan highly disapproved of the new water source. Around 2 years ago, the city of Flint was forced to switch their water supply from Lake Huron to a more local source, Flint River. Before, this was not a big problem to the residents of Flint because they were told that the water they were drinking was harmless. However, people began to doubt that the water they were drinking was safe because it looked like sewage. Over time, new evidence began to arise claiming that the water contained massive amounts of lead and iron.