Why Did The First Settle In Jamestown

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The colonists who first arrived at the Jamestown wanted to earn economic profits. They were expecting to find and gain mineral wealth such as gold and other natural resources. Also, the Virginia Company of London established the colony in Jamestown in order to find a Northwest sailing route to head to the Orient and, therefore, make opportunities for trade. Other motive to settle in Virginia was to prevent the influence of Spanish colonies, which spread the belief of Spanish Catholicism. The Virginia Company of London tried to convert the Indians in Virginia into Christianity. The difficulty that the colonists first faced was to solve the problem of food shortage. Since they took so long to settle in Jamestown through the endless journey of

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