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-- Biographies of a few of crucial explorers the area has identified -- excellent for study or category use -- Written in available, simply understood language -- enhances university curriculum This English explorer used to be one of many unique founders of the Jamestown colony

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The tobacco growers did not like the law, which cut deeply into their profits. Later, other exporters in America would also oppose such treatment at the hands of the British government. This issue of taxation without representation would be one of the causes of the American Revolution in 1776. The other war that can be directly traced to Jamestown is the American Civil War, fought in large part to free the slaves of the South. In 1619, 20 Africans were brought to Jamestown to work in the tobacco fields.

Rolfe was also the husband of Pocahontas. After their marriage, Rolfe took her to England, where the 51 52 John Smith: Explorer and Colonial Leader young Indian princess died of disease in 1617. It is believed she succumbed to either influenza, pneumonia, or smallpox, illnesses that doctors were unable to treat effectively in the 17th century. Jamestown was in some ways responsible for the sparks that would ignite two of America’s wars. The English government did not allow tobacco growers to sell their crops to other countries.

Tobacco, which soon became an important cash crop in the American colonies, was first grown in Jamestown by John Rolfe. Rolfe was also the husband of Pocahontas. After their marriage, Rolfe took her to England, where the 51 52 John Smith: Explorer and Colonial Leader young Indian princess died of disease in 1617. It is believed she succumbed to either influenza, pneumonia, or smallpox, illnesses that doctors were unable to treat effectively in the 17th century. Jamestown was in some ways responsible for the sparks that would ignite two of America’s wars.

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