Who were the first colonist to settle in North America?
The first permanent settlement was in Jamestown, Virginia. There goal was to become rich from the gold they hoped to find in this "New World", but instead most of them ended up dyeing from malaria. Jamestown was built on a peninsula, so they could see if an attack was coming, but it was bitter-sweet, the land they picked was swampy, bad for farming and filled with mosquitoes and disease. Until John Smith came in and saved the colony with the discovery of a less bitter tobacco. Also he made everyone work with the famous quote "No work, no food!" John Smith became injured and was sent back to England. John Rolf came in and made friends with the near by native American tribe, he later married the chiefs daughter, Pocohantis. however the first settlement was in Roanoke were all the people diapered