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The British Colonial Experience When Christopher Columbus first landed on the island of Hispaniola he had no concept of what his voyage had discovered A New World with boundless land and new frontiers for exploration Political issues and the powerful Spain prevented England from any ventures into New World colonization In 1584 Sir Walter Ralegh founded the first English settlement Roanoke Virginia named for the countrys queen was a disaster from the start Poor land choice and much difficulty with the Indians led to a failed community By 1586 when Sir Francis Drake visited Roanoke the town was dead No one reason for the disappearance of Roanoke can be found some believe that the colonists may have been attacked by Indians or suffered simply from the weather Theorists believe that several of the occupants left to join native communities The failure of Roanoke discouraged many Englishmen No aristocrats were willing to subject themselves or families to famine and disease Horror stories flooded England and people did not want to leave Richard Hakluyt and several others saw the New World as a chance for English advancement Hakluyt wrote on the many positives colonization could bring to England Hakluyt cited God Gold and Glory to raise English nationalism and encourage New World colonization The beginning of semi-successful English colonization did not occur until almost twenty years later with the settlement of Jamestown Jamestown would be followed by distinctly different colonies that were founded by Englishmen as time moved on Jamestown Virginia was named for King James who gave the London Company a charter to settle there In 1806 Sir Thomas Smith sailed for the New World Only men came to Jamestown in 1806 The settlers picked a plot of land that they decided would be a perfect spot to protect against Spanish invasion The men promptly built a fort to secure the colony They didnt build schoolhouses or churches The lack of religion should reflect the values
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