To far for me to go to the colonies the House of Burgesses can make their own rules but I am still their king.
These gentlemen (higher class) sailed to Jamestown and did nothing. Only one worker worked in front of their eyes while they were just sitting and watching.
John Rolfe brought one seed of tobacco to grow the cash crops and become a boomtown.
Jamestown's geography was a swamp but it had really good soil. Weird to establish a colony but it turned out better than they expected growing their cash crop was the best thing that they did. And increasing their economy.
It is surprising that Jamestown was a success because the location that the had chosen was kind of odd (swamp). It brought a lot of problems like mosquitoes and disease but their lifesaver was tobacco, and that's when it became a boomtown.
Why is it surprising that Jamestown was a success?