Jamestown and John Smith
Voyage <ul><li>108 English </li></ul><ul><li>3 ships </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Susan Constant </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The D...
Jamestown Island <ul><li>Strategic location </li></ul><ul><li>Surrounded by deep waters </li></ul><ul><li>Swampy </li></ul...
<ul><li>This attempt at colonization followed 18 previous attempts including the Lost Colony of Roanoke. </li></ul>
Who Was John Smith? <ul><li>English Soldier </li></ul><ul><li>Sailor </li></ul><ul><li>Author </li></ul><ul><li>Helped to ...
Pride <ul><li>Was very proud and boastful </li></ul><ul><li>In Transylvania was wounded, captured and sold into slavery </...
John Smith Vs  Christopher Newport <ul><li>John Smith was such a trouble maker on the voyage from England that Newport int...
Colony Almost Destroyed <ul><li>Harsh weather </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of drinking water </li></ul><ul><li>Attacks from the ...
 
The Starving Time <ul><li>1609 -1610 </li></ul><ul><li>Settlers- reluctant to work </li></ul><ul><li>Used to slaves and se...
 
Lord De La Warr <ul><li>Arrived with his the Deliverance </li></ul><ul><li>Brought much needed supplies that sustained the...
<ul><li>Arrival of Lord De La Warr at Jamestown </li></ul>
Pocahontas  <ul><li>Did she really save John Smith’s life? </li></ul><ul><li>John Smith was seeking food and captured </li...
 
 
John Smith’s Account <ul><li>“At the minute of my execution, she hazarded the beating out of her own brains to save mine a...
Chief Opchanacanough <ul><li>Became chief following the death of Chief Powhatan, his brother </li></ul><ul><li>Wanted to e...
 
Indian Massacre of 1622 <ul><li>Attacked outlying plantations and communities on the James River </li></ul><ul><li>Good Fr...
Bacon’s Rebellion <ul><li>Jamestown was burned  </li></ul><ul><li>Later rebuilt </li></ul>
John Smith Leaves America <ul><li>Seriously injured by a gun power burn  </li></ul><ul><li>Spark landed in his powder keg ...
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Jamestown And John Smith

  1. 1. Jamestown and John Smith
  2. 2. Voyage <ul><li>108 English </li></ul><ul><li>3 ships </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Susan Constant </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The Discovery </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The Godspeed </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Led by Captain Christopher Newport </li></ul><ul><li>Charter for Chesapeake Bay Area </li></ul><ul><li>Jamestown was named for King James I </li></ul>
  3. 3. Jamestown Island <ul><li>Strategic location </li></ul><ul><li>Surrounded by deep waters </li></ul><ul><li>Swampy </li></ul><ul><li>Mosquito plague </li></ul><ul><li>Brackish water unsuitable to drink </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>This attempt at colonization followed 18 previous attempts including the Lost Colony of Roanoke. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Who Was John Smith? <ul><li>English Soldier </li></ul><ul><li>Sailor </li></ul><ul><li>Author </li></ul><ul><li>Helped to establish Jamestown </li></ul><ul><li>Ran away to the sea at 16 following the death of his father </li></ul>
  6. 6. Pride <ul><li>Was very proud and boastful </li></ul><ul><li>In Transylvania was wounded, captured and sold into slavery </li></ul><ul><li>His master gave him to his sweetheart </li></ul><ul><li>The sweetheart fell in love with him </li></ul><ul><li>He was able to escape </li></ul>
  7. 7. John Smith Vs Christopher Newport <ul><li>John Smith was such a trouble maker on the voyage from England that Newport intended to execute him when they reached the New World. </li></ul><ul><li>When the sealed ordered were opened John Smith was designated a leader by the crown. </li></ul><ul><li>John Smith became an inspired leader </li></ul>
  8. 8. Colony Almost Destroyed <ul><li>Harsh weather </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of drinking water </li></ul><ul><li>Attacks from the Algonquin </li></ul>
  9. 10. The Starving Time <ul><li>1609 -1610 </li></ul><ul><li>Settlers- reluctant to work </li></ul><ul><li>Used to slaves and servants </li></ul><ul><li>John Smith instituted a “no work – no eat” policy </li></ul><ul><li>80% of the colony died </li></ul>
  10. 12. Lord De La Warr <ul><li>Arrived with his the Deliverance </li></ul><ul><li>Brought much needed supplies that sustained the colony </li></ul>
  11. 13. <ul><li>Arrival of Lord De La Warr at Jamestown </li></ul>
  12. 14. Pocahontas <ul><li>Did she really save John Smith’s life? </li></ul><ul><li>John Smith was seeking food and captured </li></ul><ul><li>Taken to Chief Powhatan </li></ul><ul><li>Supposedly Pocahontas saved his life as he was about to be beheaded </li></ul>
  13. 17. John Smith’s Account <ul><li>“At the minute of my execution, she hazarded the beating out of her own brains to save mine and not only that but so prevailed with her father that I was safely conducted to Jamestown.” </li></ul>
  14. 18. Chief Opchanacanough <ul><li>Became chief following the death of Chief Powhatan, his brother </li></ul><ul><li>Wanted to eliminate the English colony </li></ul><ul><li>Coordinated the Indian Massacre of 1622 </li></ul>
  15. 20. Indian Massacre of 1622 <ul><li>Attacked outlying plantations and communities on the James River </li></ul><ul><li>Good Friday </li></ul><ul><li>300 settlers killed </li></ul><ul><li>Jamestown survived </li></ul><ul><li>Warned but no time to warn others </li></ul><ul><li>Chief Opchanacanough captured and murdered </li></ul>
  16. 21. Bacon’s Rebellion <ul><li>Jamestown was burned </li></ul><ul><li>Later rebuilt </li></ul>
  17. 22. John Smith Leaves America <ul><li>Seriously injured by a gun power burn </li></ul><ul><li>Spark landed in his powder keg </li></ul><ul><li>Was it an accident or murder attempt? </li></ul>

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