The first Jamestown settlers faced several problems, including hostility from the resident Indians, starvation, poor government, as well as administrative control. The starvation was mostly due to the settlers’ failure to cultivate their crops early on, so they quickly ran out of food.
The leaders were lacking in the area of possessing and using skills for building and farming, so their chances of survival were bleak from the very beginning.
Three days after the arrival of the Jamestown settlers, they were attacked by the Indians who saw them as invaders. Many settlers lost their lives and their scarce resources were laid to waste.