What were the reasons Jamestown was chosen as the settlement site?
Why did the colonists choose the site they did for the Jamestown colony? The Virginia Company’s instructions indicated the colonists were to locate upriver 100 miles, on a river with a northwest orientation so the colonists could search for a Northwest Passage.
How did Britain gain control of America?
British America later gained large amounts of territory with the Treaty of Paris (1763), which ended the French and Indian War in America and the Seven Years’ War in Europe. At the start of the Revolutionary War in 1775, the British Empire included 23 colonies and territories on the North American continent.
Does Britain still rule the world?
Little remains of British rule today across the globe, and it is mostly restricted to small island territories such as Bermuda and the Falkland Islands. However, a number of countries still have Queen Elizabeth as their head of state including New Zealand, Australia and Canada – a hangover of the Empire.