When attempting to settle at Jamestown, I considered various factors related to my social, economical and political wellbeing. Initially, in terms of location of the settlement, I considered whether the site is secure. Furthermore, I considered the nearness of the site to essential economic resources that I would use in production. In relation to the interaction with the Powhatans I considered whether they would support my proposal and the possible opportunities presented by a friendly relation with them. In respect to the composition of the workforce, I evaluated the activities that needed to be done to quantify the accessibility of the workforce for tackling the available duties. I also considered the potential of the community’s activities to develop in the future. Lastly, in relation to the Agricultural products, I selected products that presented resistance to adverse environmental changes and ones that were of high value in the international market. I made these choices because they have the potential of determining my wellbeing.
These choices resulted to increased food supply, good health and better financial stability for the colony. Importantly, the economical and other gains associated with these choices motivated settlement at this locality (Grizzard and Boyd 23). In my quest of becoming the Governor of the colony, I would essentially concentrate on choices such as the interaction with the Powhatans, the composition of the workforce and the economic activity in order to become a Governor.
I consulted with the native, charter and settler to foster cooperation and minimize resistances. The consultations with the native and charter were essentially useful as they ensured smooth adoption of my proposals. These consultations teach me the significance of engaging influential stakeholders or parties when planning to introduce important policies. Considering the fact that the charter was motivated into colonizing the community by profits, it is apparent that success was probable. Furthermore, the “starving times” were inevitable because the charter that had power to conquer the community could hardly be resisted from executing its objectives that were based on the profit to be realized from the process.
Grizzard, Frank E, and Boyd Smith. Jamestown Colony: A Political, Social, and Cultural History. Santa Barbara, Calif: ABC-CLIO, 2007. Print.