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It certainly wasn't the best place they could have chosen to land, and the fact they had been on the ocean for weeks no doubt influenced their decision.
Much of the colony was a swamp, which bred huge swarms of mosquitoes and invited malaria. It was also difficult to farm those regions without first draining them.
The land was undeveloped, and had to be hacked out of the wilderness.
Relations with the Native tribes were often testy at best, and it made it difficult to increase settlement on the frontier.
It was difficult to get labor to the colony. Indentures were expensive and temporary, and slaves had to be imported from long distances.
It was difficult to convince women to settle there, and this made male settlers restless, in part causing Bacon's Rebellion.
One bad thing is that many colonists died in Jamestown. Also, many towns were burned down in the revolutionary war.
1. Mosquitoes - Disease
2. Colonists were lazy and didnt want to work for their needs
3. The men to women ratio was bad. Much more men than women
4.strong leadership was gone after John Smith leaving.
5.poor relations with the Native Americans
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