Chapter 4

English Settlers Come to Stay

In chapter 4 of book 2, the English settlers go to Virginia to start a colony in 3 ships: Susan Constant, Discovery, and Godspeed on April 1607. But, soon after they arrive, the Powhatan Indians attacked, many died of fever, some starvation, and the Indians killed some other colonists. Many of the Gentlemen would not work but got paid the same amount as the others that worked twice as hard by the London Company. This chapter also introduces Captain Newport and a very important man, John Smith. John Smith was a yeoman (YO-mun). He also got lots of the Gentlemen angry at him so he got chained up. John Smith was the 3rd president for the settlers and he was also the best among the others.

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