Finally arriving to Jamestown, the permanent English colony in America
The first settlers of Jamestown suffered greatly but mainly due to their own mistakes.
Many of the settlers were unaccustomed to physical work and others were gold-seeking adventurers who refused to hunt or farm which led to many settlers becoming hungry. Starvation was a huge issue for Jamestown.
Due to the location of the settlement, there were fatal outbreaks of dysentery and malaria.
By the year 1624, the Virginia colony was near collapse, about 6,000 people settled here but only 2,000 remained alive
King James 1 has seen enough so he revoked the bankrupt compoany and than took direct contorel of the colony, thus virginia becoming England's first royal colony.
After the Mayflower dropped anchor off the Massachusetts coast, pilgrims decided instead of going to James town as planned, they decided to settle here. This group maily leaving England because of wanting a complete separate church and be independent from the royal control. Which became the Plymouth Colony.
The settlers at Plymouth were helped to adapt to the land by friendly American Indians which led to a great harvest(Thanksgiving) in 1621, and due to strong leaders such as Captain Miles Standish and Governor William Bradford the colony grew slowly.
After the first winter, almost half their numbers perished due to the cold and starvation
This group decided to sail to the Massachusetts shore where they founded Boston and several towns, but a civil war in England around the 1630s, it drove up to 15,000 more settlers to the Massachusetts Bay Colony, this movement known as the Great Migration.
I'm here with a group that believed the Church of England could be reformed, becoming known as Puritans