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Queen Elizabeth to Mark Americas 400th Anniversary at Jamestown

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&raquo Download Audio(mp3) By Jill Moss 2007-4-29 VOICE ONE: Welcome to THIS IS AMERICA. I'm Barbara Kl

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by jill moss
2007-4-29

voice one:

welcome to this is america. i'm barbara klein.

voice two:

and i'm steve ember. next month is the four hundredth anniversary of britain's first permanent settlement in america. today, we tell the story of jamestown.

(music)

voice one:

artist's rendering of james fort

in sixteen-oh-seven, three ships loaded with explorers and supplies crossed the atlantic ocean to the new world. on may fourteenth the men landed at a small island at the southern end of the chesapeake bay.

in all, there were one hundred four men and boys. they immediately began work on a settlement on the shores of the james river. they named it jamestown.

king james the first in england had agreed to let the explorers from the virginia company establish a settlement in north america. they were told to find gold and a way to sail to the orient.

the four hundredth anniversary of jamestown is being honored with eighteen months of cultural and educational programs around virginia. they began in may of last year and are meant to show how a struggle for survival changed the world. many parts of the jamestown story are being retold to mark what the organizers call "america's 400th anniversary."

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