The correct answer is A) They found fertile soil, which they used to grow a variety of crops.
The statement that describes how early British explorers used the land when they came to America is A) They found fertile soil, which they used to grow a variety of crops.
The fists colony that the British founded in North America was the Jamestown colony in Virginia, in 1607. At the very beginning, the Native American Indian tribes were the ones who helped the European colonists how to survive and grow crops in America. For instance, years later, Virginia was known to produce great quality tobacco that was exported to Europe.
The other options of the question were B) They found the soil unusable, and they had to rely on fishing and hunting for food. C) They discovered sandy soil, which they had to convert to grassland in order to grow crops. D) They shared their knowledge of crop rotation with Native Americans in order to establish trade.