New England Colonies Colony Report

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In the later years of the sixteenth century, England began to expand the knowledge it had about the New World. In the year of 1584, the trusted counselor of Queen Elizabeth I, Sir Walter Raleigh, sent out an expedition led by Philip Amadas and Arthur Barlowe. They first traveled to the North Carolina coast near Hatteras and then moved north to what they would’ve called the Roanoke Inlet. The travelers spoke of this place being full of friendly people and generous Indians and with a remarkable amount of vegetation. When Sir Walter Raleigh sent Barlowe to find a place for the colony, he chose Roanoke Island because it was protected by the outer banks of the Atlantic Ocean. Barlowe described the soil of the new land as the best in the entire…show more content…
While Hariot set up the first science laboratory in the New World, White created extremely detailed maps and drawings of the new colony and the Indians that lived there. Although things started looking good for the New World, problems soon began to arise. Sir Ralph Land angered the Indians by treating them harshly, so they began to act hostile towards the colonists. When the supply ships from England didn’t arrive, it caused the food source to become very scarce and began to worry the colonists. Sir Francis Drake, who was traveling home from the West Indies, came across Roanoke Island in 1586, the worried and disappointed colonists flowed him on the trip back to England. After Drake left with the following colonists, the supply ships finally arrived to find a deserted settlement. Sir Richard Grenville, who was commander of the ship, left fifteen men to stay there while he sailed back to England to find out what was going on. While Hariot wrote a book about the wonderful new land, he had no idea about the serious trouble the other side was facing. By this time, the Indians had decided they had had enough of the foreign colonists and attacked the

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