Almost four hundred years ago a group of families from England built the first permanent settlement on the shores of the New World. This town Jamestown, Virginia, named after James I, the King of England. Jamestown was not the first English colony in Virginia, but it had been the first one to be successful. Twenty years earlier, a colony had been started about one hundred miles south of Jamestown, on Roanoke Island that proved to
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came to monopolize economic, political, and social leadership of the colony. The formerly white servant population faced fewer restrictions on their freedom or access to land once their terms were up and agreed in the society. The slaves from Africa allowed the colony of Jamestown to produce more tobacco and make more money.
Tobacco was one of the main factors that allowed Jamestown to succeed and become the first permanent English colony in North America.