1607: Jamestown and the New World by Dennis Montgomery

By Dennis Montgomery

1607 vividly tells the tale of the founding of Jamestown, recounting the placement of the unique Indian population, the arriving of the British settlers four hundred years in the past, the construction of town, and sleek excavations on the website. alongside the best way, we meet such well-known figures as King James, John Smith, and Pocahontas. We additionally stumble upon unusual episodes of cannibalism and skullduggery, heroism and romantic love. The publication is a compilation of articles from Colonial Williamsburg journal.

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It added that George III would be remembered as “a blot in the page of history” if he did not accede to the demands of the colonies. 5 In 1775, Jefferson became a member of the Virginia delegation to the Second Continental Congress. The following year, he was appointed to a committee assigned to compose a declaration of independence and was asked to prepare its first draft. Devoting seventeen days to the effort, Jefferson honed the powerful statement that opens with the ringing preamble excerpted at the head of this chapter.

In 1760, Jefferson enrolled at the College of William and Mary. 4 Jefferson came into an inheritance of five thousand acres and twenty-two slaves from the estate of his father in 1764. Five years later, he began the construction of the hilltop manor that he named Monticello, designing it according to the principles of the sixteenthcentury Italian architect Andreas Palladio. Monticello became a fixed point in his life—a shrine to his cultural and scientific interests and a retreat to which he repaired over the years.

6 In 1779, the Virginia legislature elected Jefferson governor, a post with little formal power that he held for two, one-year terms. His second term ended on June 2, 1781, and he did not seek reelection. The legislature failed to name his successor immediately, and during the period between governors, Jefferson was officially acting governor. His interpretation, however, was that he had become a private citizen. Before the new governor was named, British forces occupied the Charlottesville area, and Jefferson evacuated his family to the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains.

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