Both settlements had to find a way to adapt and overcome the way they could live and prosper using the land and its resources. Jamestown transitioned from a mining community to a farming culture when they had little luck finding gold. The fertile land allowed their crops to grow and flourish bringing a bountiful harvest. This helped farms turn into very successful plantations in which they grew what they needed or could trade to get what they needed.The Puritans had to go the other direction when adapting to the harsh climates. Their solution to the lack of fertile soil, cooler climate, and rocky terrain made them look towards logging, fur trading, and an excellent spot for a shipping harbor on the coast. This made trading with Europeans much easier and helped the Puritans get supplies that were still nonexistent in the new land. Also introducing to European countries furs of different sorts. The two settlements were faced with different obstacles but overcame them to become very prosperous and eventually successful.
In conclusion, Jamestown and Plymouth had many aspects that made them similar as well as the way they made their living after officially settling. Three distinct differences between the two colonies are their relationship with the Native Americans, the purpose for the settlements being created, and the location and climate of both establishments. Each reason helped shape the