In 1607, English settlers founded a colony in the Chesapeake region of Virginia. Named after King James I, Jamestown was considered the first permanent English settlement in the New World.

This video is hosted by Dave Stotts of Drive Thru History. The Jamestown segment comes from Drive Thru History’s “American History Series.” The entire DVD set (12 half-hour episodes) is available at drivethruhistory.com

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