The original purpose of the Jamestown colony was to make money for the Virginia Company.
Results of the French and Indian War, also known as the Seven Years War, included:
Wood was the most common material in colonial times.
To make money for the company
The death of many servants
ALL the 13 colonies were at first small towns and farms! There wasn't anything else to be that early. Usually, the richest person either bought or was granted the land from Britain. That man "laid out" the town, and sold plots within the town. But farming was done on the outskirts of towns, and the town itself may have only had a few businesses. Most educated men were lawyers, preachers or teachers (and much later, doctors of medicine), who often had dual roles as farmers. All the rest were farmers, often with dual roles as smithy (blacksmith), miller, weaver, etc. Until strife occurred with Native Americans, colonists and Native Americans often traded. There was often not even a mercantile store in towns; instead, hucksters went from town to town selling wares and goods.
The first priority in every town was a church, then a school room. County seats focused on building a court "house", often just a log cabin like everyone's houses. There was more focus on building colleges and universities because kids all learned from their mothers at home. Boys went to school more than girls, but often for only a few months to a few years. Later, girls began attending school.
Towns around seaports had the largest increases in settlers because settlers were dependent on Britain for almost everything. Southern port colonies prospered with large plantations, but even in the north, one family could own 100 to 1,000 acres of farmland.
In NE colonies, the British had agreed in a treaty with Native Americans that no settlers would cross the Appalachian Mountains, which includes the Allegheny Mts. and the Blue Ridge Mountains. So as towns from the ocean to the mountains grew, settlers needed more and renewed farm lands. An uncle to the brother's wife, brother to George Washington, commissioned him to cross the Blue Ridge Mts to survey all his land; at the time, this rich Britain believed he owned "everything west of the mountains"--but the British had no idea how wide the US was! The French had come down from Canada into what later became the Ohio Territory, but The French and Indian War plus fights over land ownership, delayed settlers coming until almost 1790s. At the same time, explorers had ventured across the mountains in PA. In 1744, two German Baptist brothers made it as far as Dunkard's Creek in Greene County PA, southwest corner of PA. But it would take another 20 years for a few settlers/families to come; and the government did not open the lands for another 20 years after that. So as people started moving from eastern NY, PA, and western NJ and MD into western Pennsylvania, other individuals/families were continuing on into Ohio (but all feared title disputes because too many countries claimed ownership of Ohio). From PA and Ohio, people kept pushing west and south. But this movement took from 1492 to almost 1750-1790---- over 250 years!
It is important when talking about the colonies and later settlements to be aware of time frames, and to restrict your thinking about what "a town" was in the early colonies! A "town" likely had a couple muddy dirt narrow roads, and a few buildings and homes, with farmlands /homes several miles or more from the center of town. Towns needed time to grow, with many, many changes during every 5-10 year period.
The Headright System!
They made items the colonists needed.
Samuel de Champlain
If gave a chance to better their lives (Apex)
A need for labor was caused by the quick growth of tobacco farming in Jamestown.
bills of credit
it increased the need for land.
To put in order and find connections between them.
Promoting family system in jamestown
They had few rights under their contract.
Chattel slaves are individuals treated as complete property, to be bought and sold.
Sandys tried to solve the labor shortage in Jamestown by promoting the creation of families in Jamestown.
Before Columbus, the parasites that cause malaria were rampant in Eurasia and Africa but unknown in the Americas. Transported in the bodies of sailors, malaria may have crossed the ocean as early as Columbus's second voyage. Yellow fever, malaria's frequent companion, soon followed. The New World was the loss of 90 percent of the native population due to diseases that they never had seen before. There had been about 80 million and only around 720,000 were left. The land appeared to be empty.
From the Old World to the New:
The deadly smallpox, malaria, yellow fever, gonorrhea, chlamydia, common cold, measles, influenza, chickenpox all were mostly fatal as the natives had no natural immunity to these.
being an indentured servant
They were sent to find gold. Little did they know the geology of the area did not support gold.
increase the size of Jamestown
Answer this ques A major change occurred in Jamestown as settlers decided their best opportunity was to:
keeping livestock allowed many hunters to do other things