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by Ross Tanner


Hero or foe: the story of Jamestown
By Ross Tanner
Table of Contents

About the Author_____________________________________________________ 3
Introduction________________ ______________________________________________4
Choosing a site___________________________________________________________5
Comic strip _________________________________________________________6
She saves the day ____________________________________________________________7
The man in charge _____________________________________________________8
Journeys end__________________________________________________________________9
Ross Tanner
Ross is a student at Georgia College and State University completing his MAT program to be a certified History Teacher by Spring 2022. He attended Johnson County High School from 2004 to 2008 where he currently serves as a Substitute Teacher and soon a Co-Teacher. His ambition is to show students that history can be fun and engaging and is seeking ways to incorporate interactive activities in his lesson plans.
Jamestown: A History
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The first permanent English colony in North America was founded in 1607 at Jamestown, Virginia. King James I of England financed an expedition of 144 men (105 settlers and 39 crewmen) to travel to this location aboard three ships named the Susan Constant, the Godspeed, and the Discovery. On one of these ships was a guy by the name of John Smith. He, along with other crew were to select a site to build a fort. The settlers explored the coast and picked an island spot that could be easily defended if they were attacked by the local natives. They named the new settlement Jamestown after King James I.
Choosing the site
When the English settlers found Jamestown on a narrow Peninsula boarded on the 3 sides of the James river, they reasoned that it would be a great place to build a fort. Today, Jamestown is located on an island because the peninsula has eroded. (washed away)
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Reasons for location of site
They could easily defend it from attack
They thought it had a good supply of fresh water
There was gold!!!!!
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