Jamestown Colonization

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The seeds of the United States and its preliminary colonies were first planted in the 1607 establishment of Jamestown, Virginia, a critical moment in the United Kingdom’s first steps into colonizing the New World. As the UK’s presence in North America climbed following the success of Jamestown, groups of British settlers gradually began to replace Native Americans, yet interactions between the groups consistently varied between active assistance to armed conflict. Four years following Jamestown’s founding, William Shakespeare authored The Tempest, which drew a parallel to European colonization; a boat of foreign travellers lands on an unknown island, where inhabitants of both environments exchange for the first time. Caliban, the original resident
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