Unformatted text preview: Their major resource for a living was the Chesapeake Bay since they used it for irrigation and for trade. In addition, most of their diet was on potatoes, squash and corn. Their herds were important resources since sheep provided wool and other farm animals provided food. The first British settlement arrived in 1607 at Virginia under the leadership of Captain John Smith. The colony was named Jamestown in honor of the King of England. During the early years many of the settlers died of starvation, diseases and hostility with the Indians....
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- Fall '09
- English Reformation, Henry VIII of England, prosperous small farms