WHY DID SO MANY COLONISTS DIE? by Kevin E.

There are  many reasons why so many colonists died at Jamestown in 1611. In 1607, the English colonists settled in Virginia near the Chesapeake Bay. They left their country.  They were leaving their debt behind looking for a better life. There are many reasons colonists died at Jamestown from 1607-16011. They are bad relations with the Native Americans, bad water, and poor settling skills.

    One of the reasons English colonists died was bad relations with the Native Americans. According to Document A, there was mistrust between the colonists and the Native American. The Natives were forced to trade food with the colonist. Seven colonists were killed by Native Americans. When Native Americans and the English  settlers  could not get along this lead to war.      The second reason why so many colonists died because they had bad water. The water that they drank was brackish water which is another word for salt water. At the time they had a drought which meant no water. People would put waste in the river because they didn’t have sewers so the water was filthy. That if the water is dirty and the people would get diseases from the brackish water.

    The second reason why so many colonists died because they had bad water. The water that they drank was brackish water which is another word for salty water. At the time they had a drought which meant no water. People would put waste in the river because they didn’t have sewers so the water was filthy. That if the water is dirty and the people would get diseases from the brackish, dirty water.

    The last reason why the settlers died was poor settling skills. Many colonists died from the diseases and illness. They also didn’t make women have occupations as gentlemen would. Since women didn’t have occupations, the settlers didn’t have nurses who would cure the disease. The settlers weren’t prepared for the diseases because they didn’t have treatments.

    These are the reasons why so many colonists died during that time because of the bad relations, bad water, and poor settling skills. If the colonists were more prepared and actually brought women to Jamestown, then the colonists would never have died in 1611.

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