On May 14, 1607, the english colonist landed on a narrow peninsula–virtually an island–in the James River, where they would begin their lives in the New World.
After the settlement in the so called "New World" all they found was disappointment when the land was covered in swamps that had all sorts of hazardous insects.
During this time the settlers were dying because of a policy called the "No work no food"
Then in 1609, the colony suffered a long harsh winter which caused almost half of the colony to die.
All hope was lost until tobacco was found. This weed helped the colony grow back to its successful state
After the discovery of tobacco, the colony started to become more and more successful selling tobacco. Until 1698 when the central statehouse burned down and was replaced by Williams-burg to be the colonial capital the following year.