How did Jamestown overcome their problems?
Due to bad government and near chaos, Smith was eventually elected president of the colony. He began a policy of rigid discipline, strengthened defenses, and encouraged farming with this admonishment: “He who does not work, will not eat.” Smith encouraged the colonists to grow crops for their own families to live on.
What were three problems with the settlement at Jamestown?
In 1607, England finally got the opportunity when Jamestown, Virginia, became the first permanent English settlement in North America. Lured to the New World with promises of wealth, most colonists were unprepared for the constant challenges they faced: drought, starvation, the threat of attack, and disease.
Why did the early settlers have so many problems?
What were the major difficulties the early colonists faced? Food shortages, disease and illness, establishing relations with the native Powhatan Indians and the lack of skilled labor were the pri- mary problems the early settlers faced.