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English Colonists and Early Jamestown Experience

Discuss the lessons you think English colonists learned from their early Jamestown experience. Focus on matters of fulfilling expectations, financial support, leadership skills, and relations with the Indians.

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1. Discuss the lessons you think English colonists learned from their early Jamestown experience. Focus on matters of fulfilling expectations, financial support, leadership skills, and relations with the Indians.

This question is straightforward. It is asking you to focus on four factors in terms of what you think the English colonists learned from early Jamestown experience. Jamestown was the once-struggling little outpost on the edge of a swamp that gave the English a permanent footing in North America. They learned to persevere in the face of hardship, disease, survival, starvation, and hostilities with the Indians.

Gradually, the settlers initially learned that fulfilling their expectations was very difficult given their lack of essential skills and hostile relationships with the Indians. However, the Indians saw the need and soon the settlers were becoming dependent on the Indians for food, but gradually became more self-sufficient under Smith, but then it was often at the expense of the Indians e.g., absorbing Indian Territory, etc. From the beginning, the Jamestown Colony struggled to make a profit for the Company. Most of the 1607 settlers were used to the 'city life' ...

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This solution discusses the lessons the English colonists learned from their early Jamestown experience. It focuses on matters of fulfilling expectations, financial support, leadership skills and relations with the Indians.

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