Jamestown Dbq

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The colonists didn’t have any experience with keeping things sanitary due to this lack of experience they contributed to the disease and death going around Jamestown. In document A it said, “ colonists dug shallow wells to supply themselves with sources of drinking water.” This shows that they were uneducated in keeping things sanitary and safe, because if they were educated in starting a new colony they would have known that digging a shallow well would only bring in salt water which is deadly when ingested abundantly. Another example of the colonists not keeping things sanitary due to their lack of experience is “ 110 colonists from famine and disease’’ (document E) This is proof that the colonists didn’t have any background experience when

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