Lead: After 6000 miles and months at sea, in April 1607, the Virginia Company’s tiny fleet at last made landfall in Virginia.

Intro.: Dan Roberts and A Moment in Time with Jamestown - Journey of Democracy, tracing the global advance of democratic ideals since the founding of Jamestown, Virginia in 1607.

Content: It had not been an easy voyage. The three little ships led by Christopher Newport had been becalmed and assaulted by severe storms, but they at last had made it. On April 26th, the English sighted the coast of Virginia, specifically the cape they named Henry in honor of the son of King James I. The ships anchored offshore and sent a scouting party to check out the place. The first sign was an ominous one as a the group was attacked by a small band of native Americans. Two of the party were wounded.


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