Citizen Voice with Dennis Jamison – Episode 6 – “The ‘Crimes’ of Columbus”

4/5/21 – True U.S. History  –  “The British Finally Create a Foothold in the New World”

This week’s episode moves from the lessons of Columbus’ experiences to the English exploration of North America and the settlement of James Fort in 1607. Jamison touches on the existence of the American Indian populations inhabiting the “New World” and the concept of ownership rights. Jamestown became the foundation made for the foothold of the British Empire in the New World. One of the lessons learned about this time is that it was the monarchs who were in charge of the assault against the Native Americans, whether it was Spaniards operating under the mandate of their king – or the French within the scope of the monarchy over them, or the British. James Fort was named after King James I. Virginia was named for the virgin queen, Elizabeth. But all exploration in this period were efforts to extend the existing dominions of the monarchs who had the will and wherewithal to do so. After two previous failures, the British were tentatively successful with the effort at Jamestown, but there were several problems with sustainability right from the beginning.

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