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  • The New World: Settlers and Their Hopes

    colonial america
    colonialism
    world history
    american history
    This clip, voiced over by John Smith, explains some of the ideals and motivations that drew settlers to the New World.

  • The New World: Founding of Jamestown

    virginia colony
    age of exploration
    new land
    u.s. colonization
    English colonists, including John Smith and John Rolfe, arrive on new land via the Chesapeake Bay and are greeted by curious onlookers who are native to the land. This land will eventually become the Colony of Virginia. This scene foreshadows the end of the ancient civilization, the Powhatan.

  • The New World: The Settlers Meet the Natives

    colonialism
    native americans
    world history
    american history
    This clip shows the cautious first meeting between the Jamestown settlers and the Algonquin Indian tribe. Later, when the settlers are establishing Jamestown, the Algonquin continue to investigate and observe them.

  • The New World: John Smith is Sent Exploring

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    colonialism
    native americans
    world history
    american history
    This shows the first time John Smith is ordered to explore Virginia in the hopes of finding a Native American "king" to trade with.

  • The New World: John Smith is Captured

    colonial america
    colonialism
    native americans
    world history
    american history
    While exploring Virginia, John Smith is captured by the Powhatan tribe and taken to their settlement.