After the "starving time,"(men decided to search for gold and silver rather than plant crops, resulting in poor planting conditions accumulating over time, eventually they could no longer plant crops. Only 60 men were still alive by the next spring)men were more responsible and started to plant crops such as hogs and Indian corn. To assist with the crops, England had twenty slaves be brought over so not as much work had to be done by the men. The population grew to a thousand by 1619, and the settlers started bringing over women from England so they could marry.
The crops look nice and healthy today. I hope the my master and the other men appreciate my hard work.
Why is it surprising that Jamestown was a success?
After a few years, the colonists realized they needed a government, for the king was to far to make immediate decisions. The people decided to vote for representatives to help make decisions and laws for the colony.
Here to help make Jamestown great!
Taking place in Virginia, before the "starving time," the soil was fertile and perfect for planting crops. Like I said before, they also had slaves that could help them grow the crops and attend to the needs of the people.
Jamestown, of course, didn't start out as a very great settlement but over time, grew to be a home to thousands of people, including families, men, women, children. The colony soon grew to be hoe of many tobacco plantations. For a few years, tobacco was Jamestown's main source of money and trade.
In the beginning, only a few men worked to help build buildings, so economy growth was slow. As time went on, men began to search for jewels and riches and ended up being irresponsible and not growing crops, leading to the "starving time." Most of the men died, leaving only sixty men total. But by that next Spring, everyone started to grow crops, everyone chipped in with the building process, and by the year 1690, Jamestown's population grew to a thousand.