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Kate Jesse, St Mary’s Academy

Start Date

26-4-2012 9:00 AM

End Date

26-4-2012 10:15 AM

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The era of colonization of the Americas began in 1492 with Columbus. However, it is not until the Roanoke Colonies in 1584 and 1587, that England attempted to claim part of this new land for itself. However, both colonies failed. The first ended when the inhabitants returned to England after a year on Roanoke Island while the second, known as the Lost Colony, mysteriously disappeared. This paper examines the causes of the second Roanoke Colony's failure as the combined results of the inability of John White to resupply the colonists quickly and the unfortunate location of the colony near Algonquians whom the first Roanoke colony had alienated.

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http://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/7693

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Apr 26th, 9:00 AM Apr 26th, 10:15 AM

A Sequence of Unfortunate Events: Why the Lost Colony Collapsed

The era of colonization of the Americas began in 1492 with Columbus. However, it is not until the Roanoke Colonies in 1584 and 1587, that England attempted to claim part of this new land for itself. However, both colonies failed. The first ended when the inhabitants returned to England after a year on Roanoke Island while the second, known as the Lost Colony, mysteriously disappeared. This paper examines the causes of the second Roanoke Colony's failure as the combined results of the inability of John White to resupply the colonists quickly and the unfortunate location of the colony near Algonquians whom the first Roanoke colony had alienated.