Jamestown, the first British colony to be occupied in North America, was Jamestown. According to the charter granted by King James I to Virginia (or London) company, a group of about people set out for Chesapeake Bay. In order to avoid conflict with the Spanish, they chose a location.
A group of city dwellers and adventurers searched for Yellow River about kilometers from the Bay on the James River Kim was more interested than farming, and they knew nothing about the temperament and ability to start a new life in the wilderness. Among them, Captain John Smith, regardless of quarrels, hunger and Indian attacks, became the dominant figure. His ability to enforce discipline brought the small colony together in Smith's first year.
In his absence, the colony fell into anarchy in the winter. Most of the colonists died of disease. In May of the same year, there were only the original settlers Still alive, not long after the town of Henrico (now Richmond) was established on the upper reaches of the James River, John Rolfe began to hybridize tobacco seeds imported from the West Indies with native plants and produce a new variety of tobacco that arrived in London within 10 years and became the master of Virginia However, prosperity did not come soon.
The mortality caused by diseases and Indian attacks was still very high. Some people migrated to the colony, but only lived there on the advice of the Royal Council. The king dissolved the Virginia company and made it a royal colony in that year.
The way of history is so complex, the motivations of human behavior are so complex that it is always dangerous to try to describe events that cover several years and many people Jefferson's rise to the presidency can be seen not only as the birth of a new way of life, but also as an outstanding example of nationalism in a new way of life. The American revolution represented this connection. In the 17th century, modern Britain was aware of its existence.
By the end of the 18th century, modern Europe was awakened, and the process of history had to cross the Atlantic Ocean. This seemed strange. But only in the North American colonies could the struggle for civil liberties, which led to the establishment of a new country here.
In the rise of the people against tyranny, these achievements were not only significant Just to ensure a freer constitution, they include the growth of a country born free of the will of the people. The birth of a country is not due to a common lineage, a geographical entity, or the ambition of a king or Dynasty towards the American nation. It is the first time that a country is born, not in a bleak history, but in the eyes of the whole world.
On September constitution day, President Bush delivered two speeches on history in the rose garden. He announced three new initiatives: we, the people, will provide grants to improve the teaching of American history and citizens; our documents will put important American historical documents on the Internet. In his second speech in Tennessee, he said that the White House Forum will meet early next year He explained why history is an important course in schools.
The president introduced the president's logo for teaching American history and civic education initiative. Last September in the rose garden, in the last year of American history, we witnessed acts of sacrifice and heroism. People reminded us that we are citizens To each other, to the country and to history.