This week we went to Jamestown. Jamestown was founded in 1607 by a group of about 100 settlers who were seeking wealth and land. Life was difficult in the early days as the settlers struggled with disease, famine, and conflicts with the local Powhatan tribe. In 1676, Jamestown was burned down during Bacon’s Rebellion, a revolt led by Nathaniel Bacon against the colonial government. The rebellion was fueled by discontent among the colonists over high taxes and the government’s unwillingness to protect them from Native American raids. Although the uprising destroyed much of the town, the settlement was eventually rebuilt and became the capital of Virginia until it was moved to Williamsburg in 1699. After that, it began to crumble until it was, in the words of one historian, just some bricks and a church.