Chapter 4 European Settlements

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Chapter 4
European Settlements
Lesson 4
The Jamestown Colony
Pages 160-164
Quick Summary
• This lesson describes how the English
adapted to life in their new colony.
Objectives
• Describe the achievements of leaders such as
John Smith and John Rolfe.
• Analyze the ways English colonists adapted to
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and modified their environment to meet basic
needs.
Describe the various ways by which Jamestown
was governed.
Picture p. 161
• Why do you think the colonists built
Jamestown near the James River?
• To meet their need for water for drinking,
washing, and cooking, and to easily
receive supplies from England.
Review p. 162
• How did Captain John Smith help the
colonists at Jamestown?
• He provided strong leadership
Review p. 163
• What was the House of Burgesses?
• The first legislature in the English
colonies.
Democratic Values p 163
• What was the House of Burgesses
modeled after?
• The English Parliament
Review p. 164
• Who did King James appoint to represent
him in Virginia?
• A royal governor
Study Questions
• How did Jamestown colonists adapt to
their environment?
• They worked hard to build the colony by
learning skills such as farming and
hunting. They worked hard to build the
colony by learning skills such as farming
and hunting.
Study Questions
• How would you describe the colonists’
relationship with the American Indians?
• Relations were tense between the
colonists and the Powhatans.
Summarize Key Content
• Jamestown was failing until John Smith
ruled that anyone who did not work did
not eat.
• Jamestown prospered with development
of tobacco.
• King James made Virginia a royal colony.
LESSON 4 REVIEW
• CATEGORIZE IN what category would you
put John Smith and John Rolfe?
• Leaders, managers, and organizers
LESSON 4 REVIEW
• 1 BIG IDEA Why did the English continue
to try to settle an English colony in North
America despite the hardships?
• To make money
LESSON 4 REVIEW
• 2 VOCABULARY Use the words legislature
and burgess in a sentence about
Jamestown.
• The Virginia House of Burgesses was the
first legislature in the English colonies.
LESSON 4 REVIEW
• 3 TIME LINE Which happened first, John
Rolfe developing a profitable tobacco crop
or the House of Burgesses meeting for the
first time
• John Rolfe developed a profitable tobacco
crop.
LESSON 4 REVIEW
• 4 Economics. What important contribution did
John Rolfe make to the Virginia Colony?
• He developed a successful cash crop for the
colony.
LESSON 4 REVIEW
• 5 CRITICAL THINKING—Evaluate. How
did the success of the Virginia Colony lead
to the development of the House of
Burgesses.
• Possible response: People decided to
remain in Virginia and govern themselves.
• © Harcourt

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