scroll to top
Stuck on your essay?
Get ideas from this essay and see how your work stacks up
Word Count: 1,798
The very first effort to colonize The New World was attempted by the English in the late sixteenth century at Roanoke Island Beginning in the year of 1584 efforts were made to explore the east coast of The New World and find land that would be habitably for future colonists It was in 1587 that a permanent colony was finally established However this accomplishment for the colonists and for England was learned to be one of the greatest American mysteries when the colony was discovered abandoned in 1590 There are theories on what could of happened to the men women and children who called this land their home but no one knows for sure Roanoke Island is an island just off the coast of present day North Carolina The Albemarle Sound Croatoan Sound Roanoke Sound and the Pamlico Sound are four bodies of water that surround this island The Atlantic Ocean is less than ten miles away from Roanoke on its eastern coast and direct contact with the ocean is connected by a strip of land called Bodie Island which is part of the Outer Banks The western coast of the Island is also less than ten miles from the mainland of North Carolina In the late 16th century Queen Elizabeth encouraged exploration and settlement of new lands by issuing charters for exploration and it was during this time period when the English discovered Roanoke Island However it was not until March 25 1584 when the significant history of Roanoke was made with the re-issuing of the charter to Sir Walter Raleigh It was the responsibility of Raleigh to make the necessary provisions to complete the journeys to the New World and accomplish the goals of the charter So Raleigh began hiring ship captains and their crews who were worthy seamen and could succumb to the new environment on the ship and on their new homeland He would recruit
@Kibin is a lifesaver for my essay right now!!
- Sandra Slivka, student @ UC Berkeley
Wow, this is the best essay help I've ever received!
- Camvu Pham, student @ U of M
If I'd known about @Kibin in college, I would have gotten much more sleep
- Jen Soust, alumni @ UCLA