Jessica Benton

History of Jamestown

The finding of Jamestown, it was America’s first permanent English colony, in Virginia in 1607, 13 years before that the Pilgrims landed at Plymouth in Massachusetts. it sparked a series of cultural encounters that helped shape the nation and the world. The government, language, customs, beliefs and aspirations of these early Virginians are all part of the United States’ history today.

What I'm going to do while I'm there

I want to learn about everything that happened back then

What was popular

  • Diaries, letters, and other records mention music and dancing
  • Ballads were popular songs of the time