These English men came to only look for gold. They never found any and started to sell tobacco instead.
"If you don't work, you shall not eat." Is what captain John Smith told the men at Jamestown. Unfortunately, during The Starving Time most of the men did not eat. If they did, it was nasty stuff such as, leather or rats from the ship.
The Jamestown settlement is in (nowadays) southeaster Virginia. They were in a swampy area. Great for crops and tobacco. But many misquotes which carried diseases.
With only 38 men left, England sent Captain John Smith over with other men. John Smith became Jamestown leader. He convinced the colonists to plant crops and work together.