Lead: One of the great contributions of the Jamestown colony was to firmly establish the free market as the way of doing business America.

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: All the major themes, good and bad, that shaped the American experience, near genocidal conflict with Native Americans, the arrival of enslaved Africans, a secular society in which religion was influential but not dominant, a proto-democracy and a market economy, were in full bloom in Jamestown before the first Pilgrim set foot on icy, righteous Cape Cod. Nevertheless, by 1615 Jamestown was almost defunct.

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