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Unformatted text preview: The size of the North American continent is not yet known and explorers hope to find a water route through it. 1606- King James of England charters the Virginia Company of London and appoints a royal council to oversee its ventures and the colony. They hoped to find a water passage to the Pacific Ocean by exploring tributary rivers and planning to establish a colony in Virginia. the Plymouth Company, headed by Sir John Popham, sends an expedition northward to present-day Maine. 1606-...
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