Homework Assignment # 1

Using the Hippocampus link to the Jamestown Colony read the text passage and watch video to answer the following homework questions.

http://www.hippocampus.org/US%20History%20I;jsessionid=0F20AB09418BEA3E927A3E324867EDCC

  1. Why were the English so interested in the New World?
  2. What is an aristocrat? Why did this type of person make it very difficult for the early Jamestown Settlement to survive?
  3. "He who will not work shall not eat" - Capt. John Smith.  What was the purpose of these words by Smith?
  4. What was the starving time?
  5. Why can it said that tobacco saved the English existence in the New World?
  6. What is the Virginia House of Burgesses?
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