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The Connecticut colony was a free colony meaning, they were not under British rule. This meant they faced hardships like starting their own legal and trade system. They also had to build their town on their own.

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The first hardship faced was with a climate that includes winters tremendously more severe than those in England. Colonists were ready for a harsh lifestyle but were not ready for the length and depth of the winter cold.

Familiar foods would not grow easily in the Americas. The diet was deficient in many important nutrients, especially vitamin C.

New settlements encroached on native American lands and frequent disputes arose.

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In 1606, the Virginia Company of London received a lease from England's King James I for a settlement in the New World. With only the greed for gold and the desire for wealth in mind, little did the company expect or know that what they started would in time, be the start of an independent nation greater than their own. The large appeal and draw to these colonists and indentured servants was the guarantee that they would receive and live under the same rights of their homeland; this provided a sense of comfort and motivation to move forward to a strange, new land. In late 1606, three hundred ships carrying a total of approximately one hundred English settlers in search of adventure and wealth set sail from England and landed near Chesapeake Bay on May 24, 1607.

To begin with, the long oversea journey to the New World in and of itself was the first great obstacle to the settlers, as disease and starvation caused 40 to die along the way. Away from the comforts of home and left in an unfamiliar environment, the Virginian colonists suffered greatly from famine, disease, and malnutrition. By the end of 1609, only a mere 60 out of 400 colonists survived.

Aside from physical difficulties, the Virginian colonists suffered social adversities as well, such as establishing an organized system to provide food for all. As with all new, unstructured societies, there was bound to be a separation between the idle and the hardworking. Many would eat what provisions that others had worked in attaining, causing much injustice between the colonists until in 1608, a certain Captain John Smith declared the rule "He who shall not work shall not eat," thus creating a fair system for all.

The colonists also had to face the natives of the land, the Indians (who were later named the Powhatans after their chief) and this posed a new challenge- communicating and dealing with a new class of people whom they knew nothing about.

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There were many hardships that the people of Connecticut and the other colonies had to face. The winters were harsh, and they faced starvation. They also faced the cruelty of the British crown which ruled them from thousands of miles away.

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thay were suffering from death

Lack of food was the main hardship faced by the early American Colonists.Also disease & hostility by some of the native Americans although certain tribes actually helped provide food for the settlers.This is why Americans celebrate tThanksgiving by eating Turkey etc. Turkey was one of the foods that the early settlers were given.

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It's a booty song. Lal. (;

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In the Connecticut colony, there were few problems but one was how the Pequot war affected the Connecticut colony.

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cold winters

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They encountered their shipmates

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