Captain john smith

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Captain john smith

  1. 1. B. Scott Tucker<br />Captain John smith<br />
  2. 2. Baptized January 1580 – June 21, 1631<br />Admiral of New England<br />English soldier, explorer, and author.<br />1606 became involved with plans to colonize Virginia for profit by the Virginia Co. of London, which was granted a charter by King James I of England.<br />Expedition set sail with 3 small ships: The Discovery, Susan Constant, and the Godspeed.<br />Due ti John Smith being a troublemaker on the voyage he was set to be killed upon arrival, but was spared because per sealed orders of the Virginia Co., he was to be one of the leaders. <br />The Voyage<br />
  3. 3. Location was selected May 14, 1607 by Cpt. Edward Maria Wingfield, president of the council.<br />Harsh weather, lack of water and attacks by the Powhatan nation almost destroyed the colony.<br />John Smith was capture in Dec, of 1607 while seeking food, and was taken to meet the chief of the Powhatan Confederacy. <br />Smith was eventually released without harm which he attributes to the actions of the chiefs daughter, Pocahontas.<br />Smith said that she threw her body across his body.<br />Jamestown<br />
  4. 4. Smith did not exaggerate the facts like many writers did. He did not boast of the abundance of gold, instead he made clear the monetary opportunity in the form of industry.<br />He presented industries that could yield economical wealth such as: fishing, farming, shipbuilding, and fur trading.<br />He insists that only hard workers will be able to reap the benefits.<br />Promoter of American Colonization<br />

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