There were 13 original colonies:
New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia.
Each one of these colonies faced their own unique/individual problem which led to them being unsuccessful in the new world, most of them shared some similarities, however, when it came to their downfall (or successes).
- The voyage from Europe to North America is long and by time the Europeans set out to the new world it was too late in the season, when they got to the colonies, to plant any crops.
- The colonists battled illness while being in Europe and that didn't change when they were heading to the colonies or when they got there
- Their supplies on board were depleted or weren't damaged in the voyage and were not able to be used when they got to the new world
- There wasn't the right mix of people coming to the new world from Europe, there needed to be farmers, craftsman, laborers, etc. in order to be successful and this was not the case.
- The colonists who were chosen had no experience of establishing colonies and in most cases had never left England before.
- The Native American populations were untrustworthy and suspicious of the new white arrivals, and if the Europeans could not get the Native American population to help them be successful it would be difficult to survive in an unfamiliar land.