Explain Why Did So Many Colonists Die

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Why did so many colonists die? In May 1607, so many people from England landed in Jamestown, Virginia. Three english ships came around the Chesapeake bay in the hope of finding land and riches. The first english settlement was invested, by England’s strong and rich investors. When they first arrived to the Roanoke island in 1590, “colonists had mysteriously disappeared.” (Background Essay packet pg. 35) But these risks were considered possible risks in arriving at the new world. When they first set foot at Jamestown, it was filled with about 15,000 powhattan indians. They were ruled by a chief named Wahunsonacock. There were about 110 settlers and about 70 died by the end of december. Captain John Smith provided the needed leadership but

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