Fasttrack Civics Project
| The photographs below
show the historic
site of Jamestown, Virginia, the first successful English settlement
the New World. With the settlers came English ideas about
law, liberty, and government that are influential in American life to
The Charter of the Virginia Company of London, issued by King James in 1606, guaranteed that the colonists and their descendants would always have the rights of Englishmen. It was in Jamestown that the first representative government body in America met in 1619.
Little remains above ground of early Jamestown. The foundations visible in these photos are re-creations of the foundations that are just under them in the ground, left buried for protection. The statues show Captain John Smith and Pocahontas. The water, of course, is the James River.
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