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1606 – Beginning of the British Colonization of North America

1606 – Beginning of the British Colonization of North America

The first permanent British colony on the territory of what is now the USA was called Jamestown. It is interesting that the first three ships with colonists contained no adult women, but only men and children.

The British colonists who founded the first permanent colony in North America set off on their voyage in late December 1606. It was the beginning of the important process which eventually led to the creation of the modern USA, a state formed by the unification and independence of thirteen former British North American colonies.

The aforementioned colony was called Jamestown, and was located on the territory of what is now the state of Virginia. Jamestown is now an important American memorial site, dedicated to the memory of the first colony. This site is located south of Washington, D.C., only around 50 kilometers from Norfolk (the largest naval base in the world, home port to five American nuclear carriers).

On this day in 1606, three ships laden with colonists set sail for America. The ships were named Susan Constant, Discovery, and Godspeed, and they carried a total of 105 passengers and 39 crew. It is interesting that the first three ships with colonists contained no adult women, but only men and children.

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