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In 1606, the London Company dispatched 144 men to Virginia on 3 ships: the Susan Constant, the Discovery, and the Godspeed. These men arrived at Chesapeake Bay in 1607 and traveled 60 miles up the James River, where they constructed Jamestown. The men had chosen this location because they believe it was effortless to protect; however, the decision would be regretted. In their first years, Jamestown colonists experienced a difficult time: The location was scorching and humid, marshy and truncated, and vulnerable to malaria outbreaks. In addition, Jamestown was surrounded by broad forests, making it troublesome to farm. The lack of food, along with malaria epidemic, the reluctance to work, and the extreme greed for land and resources nearly led to the extinction of Jamestown. However, the Jamestown colonists discovered how to cultivate tobacco, thus leading to their prosperity and survival. With the success of Jamestown, more Europeans traveled to the New World, and settled in 3 groups of colonies: the New England colonies, the Middle colonies, and the Southern colonies. The original colonists of New England were the Puritans. Initially, the Puritans departed for Denmark after being offered protection. However, Denmark was a Protestant nation: religious maltreatment was raging in England between the Puritans, the Church of England, the Catholic Church, and other Protestant churches. The Puritans wanted religious freedom, so they left for the New World in the Mayflower in September 1620. After the colonists arrived at Plymouth in the New World, they immediately set up governments and villages that revolved around the General Council. The Puritans sought to re-form society in the style they thought God rightly envisioned it to be plan... ... middle of paper ... ...lonies, it was the rich, abundant land that guided the colonists to plantation. Whether it was a change in geography or a change in life, the colonies are still connected through their ancestors’ sentiments of exploration. Works Cited http://matsumoto.eesd.org/tm28/col09/colmc.html http://www.ushistory.org/us/4.asp http://original13colonies.weebly.com/mid-atlantic-colonies.html https://www.boundless.com/u-s-history/britain-and-the-settling-of-the-colonies-1600-1750/settling-the-middle-colonies-and-georgia/the-economy-of-the-middle-colonies/ http://www.ushistory.org/us/5.asp http://plainedgeschools.org/jmolinari/southern_colonies.htm http://original13colonies.weebly.com/southern-colonies.html http://www.landofthebrave.info/southern-colonies.htm http://www.loma.k12.ca.us/CTE/teachers/siegrist/Colonial%20Project/Colonial%20Project/media/Southern%20ColoniesInfo.pdf

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