Even though Raleigh's settlement attempt failed, many still wanted to go to the due to the possibility of finding wealth and power and power for England.
Although the queen was unwilling to fund the colonization of America, the joint-stock investors were happy to fund it in hopes of finding riches.
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Jamestown was finally settled at Chesapeake Bay in 1607. However, the location was very unhealthy with a swamp and mosquitoes would spread infection. To make it worse, they came during a drought. Combined with their inability to work with their hands, poor leadership, attacks from Indians, and harsh winters, they were bound to fail.
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Luckily, things took a turn of events when John Rolfe discovered a cash crop called tobacco. It was valuable, it grew well in the Virginia's climate, and it was addictive which brought more people to the colonies.
In 1619, the colonists created a legislative named "The Virginia House of Burgesses." It was the first legislative assembly in America.
Slaves would soon come from Africa to do work on the farms. About 1000 slaves would come to the New World every year during the 17th century.