Come to Virginia!
-Native Americans had lived on the land the English settlers explored.-King James I was eager to start a settlement in North America.
-He granted charters to a pair of English companies to establish settlements in North America.
-One charter failed, the other one, known as the London Company, led by captain Christopher Newport, sailed to Virginia and established a settlement.
-Jamestown was the first English settlement.
- Only 60 of the first 900 colonists survived
-The settlement was located in a swampy peninsula on the James River.
-Virginia was founded in the southern region of the original colonies.
-The religion was Anglican.
-Virginia was founded in 1607.
-Virginia became a royal colony.
-The location of the settlement prioritized safety, rather than convenience between England and Virginia.
-The English colonists picked the loction to aviod any conflict with the Spanish. The location is very safe.
-The places to settle are very close to freshwater supplied from inland streams and wells.
-Not vunerable for enemy ship attacks.