Sir Walter Raleigh's Discovery Of Roanoke Island

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During the Late 16 century, Queen Elizabeth I of England wanted to gain more power. Therefore, she gave Sir Walter Raleigh a charter to explore the New World and to establish a permanent English settlement. Thus, Roanoke Island was founded. The first voyage to Roanoke island occurred on April 27, 1584. Sir Walter Raleigh dispatched an expedition to explore the eastern coast of North America. The colonists on the expedition arrived on Roanoke Island on July 4, and soon forged an alliance with local Native Americans. During this first voyage, the colonists lacked proper supplies for a permanent settlement. So, the colonists ended up returning to England. Soon after, Raleigh reported the discovery of Roanoke island to Queen Elizabeth and named
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