Thomas Morton and William Bradford are both famous for their accounts of New England. Thomas Morton and William Bradford practiced different religions. Thomas Morton was a conservative Anglican, which meant that he believed in the Church of England. William Bradford was a Puritan, which meant that he wanted separate congregations from the Church of England. Both men based their accounts of New England off of their religious views.
As a result, the local tribes targeted colonists using guerrilla warfare. With this being said, it truly was John Smiths fault they endured all of this; becoming obsessed with ruling. Now talking about leaders becoming bad ones, lets discuss a good one. This leader was John Winthrop, governor of Massachusetts Bay Colony in the 1630’s. Either he truly was the smart one or John Winthrop learned from the Virginian’s experiences. This colony arrived with structures of governemtn and social order already established. Because of all of this already in action, these people had a successful, thriving
Both John Smith and William Bradford were Englishmen who came to America and helped to found the earliest colonies in New England. They came at different times and for different reasons. Both tell of events during these travels in their written accounts, but these accounts show that the two men, as well as their goals, were drastically different.
John Smith, the leader of the Jamestown Colony in America, wrote a book named The General History of Virginia, New England, and the Summer Isles. This book is a factual account of what John Smith encountered on his journeys between Virginia, New England and the Summer Isles. David Read states that “the book is full of second- and third hand information” (Read 429). In Chapter 2: What Happened till the First Supply, Smith tells what happened when the settlers first arrived at Jamestown, and
If he wanted to live, Smith needed to show that he was an important man. He showed the people his compass. The Indian chief was interested with the needle kept pointing in the same direction. Smith was then taken to Indian headquarters, where he was to meet Chief Powhatan. After eating a feast, the Indians laid smith’s head on two stones which made it seem as if they were going to beat him. Supposedly Pocahontas took his head in her arms and laid her head upon his to save him. There are people who question whether this actually happened, as the relationship between Smith and Pocahontas has been largely romanticized. It is also theorized that Smith might have been taking part in an acceptance ritual as opposed to a death
The United State’s extensive relationship with the Native Americans has its intricacies to say the least. With the arrival of English settlers at Jamestown in 1607, there were undoubtedly uncertainties amongst the Native people as to whether or not these settlers would resemble the Spanish settlers who
William was an indubitable religious individual who physically attended church. William Bradford granted everybody in Plymouth religious flexibility. His understanding was different from John Smith due to, he cherish helping people. He had a tremendous relationship with the Native Americans since he got married and had a marriage feast. This was known as “The First Thanksgiving” which the Indians were affiliated and brought foods like deer and turkey. William Bradford publishes an article called Plymouth Plantation. He was very distinctive than John Smith. William Bradford made his observations very realistic to the People in England. Bradford cared about his people and they notice this when they prefer him as governor and was re- elected every
Being the first two well-known places in which the English would set out to colonize in 1607 and 1620, Jamestown, Virginia and Plymouth, Massachusetts hold very separate set of beliefs, standards, and outlooks on life then and the future to come. While paving the way for things such as slavery, taxes, ownership of land, inclusion of women, tobacco and government assemblies, John Smith and the people of Jamestown became a classical foundation for new life and economic growth for the new world that is, the United States. On the other hand, William Bradford and his people began to realize the intentions of the Church of England were unholy and had strayed away from God’s teachings from the Bible. With this in mind, the Pilgrims set on a voyage to the new world to seek religious freedom. As we know it, the Pilgrims sought for peace and a new way of living that was fair, just and free from religious corruptions. While both settlers were met with Natives of the new land, each had two profound differences as to how they went about communicating and living with them.
The Plymouth Plantation and Jamestown were two colonies who both established in the “new world” which is now known as the United States of America. These two colonies did have similarities in how they lived, but they also came for different reasons. One colony came for religious reasons and the other came for the business and money. “You don't work, you don't eat”(Smith 73). John Smith was the leader of Jamestown. William Bradford was the leader of the Plymouth Plantation. Both colonies are very similar but very different and it is very interesting to see how they differentiate.
Although all the colonists all came from England, the community development, purpose, and societal make-up caused a distinct difference between two distinct societies in New England and the Chesapeake region. The distinctions were obvious, whether it be the volume of religious drive, the need or lack of community, families versus single settlers, the decision on minimal wage, whether or not articles of agreements were drawn for and titles as well as other social matters were drawn, as well as where loyalties lay in leaders.
Most likely, one has heard about the story of Pocahontas and John Smith. However, John Smith was not as loving and kind as he was portrayed. In the letter Address to Captain Smith, the speaker, Chief Powhatan, Pocahontas’ father, takes a condescending tone and addresses to the English settlers, especially John Smith, how the chief’s generous hospitality has not been appreciated. Literary devices such as rhetorical questions, antithesis, and repetition, diction, and pathos and ethos are exercised by Chief Powhatan to address his purpose and produce it as impactful as fully possible.
At the time Bradford was in charge of giving plots of land and assigning it to the pilgrims. On the first winter that the Pilgrims had many of them died including the first governor of Plymouth and with the death of the governor the pilgrims wanted Bradford to become the next governor( Christensen). In the responsibility that Bradford already had he decided to add more to his list of things to do. When Bradford was governor he kept peace between the pilgrims and the Native American group Wampanoags so that there wouldn’t be any trouble between them. Than nearing the end of his life Bradford told the people around him that he was going to pass and go on soon and to the surprise to them he was correct and died the following day on May 9, 1657 at the ripe age of sixty-eight (Johnson) and was buried at Plymouth Burial Hill (Christensen). In figure 1 below it shows what William Bradford most likely looked like at that time in
William Bradford and John Smith both experienced hardships and brutal awakenings as they settled on the free soil of America, but that did not keep them from reflecting upon their new beginnings through their writings. William Bradford continuously kept his faith in God and persevered to create peace with the Indians. Similarly, John Smith wrote with confidence and believed that God brings good gifts to those who are deserving of rewards. Although his writings contained exaggerated explanations about his adventures in the new land, which impacted his credibility, his accounts entice the reader to partake in his extravagantly stated journeys. Smith’s living conditions were more brutal than Bradford’s, but they both flourished in their new
Throughout history cultures have clashed many times. Whether it be because of land, industrialization, or race people have always found reasons to disagree with one another. John Smith’s writing “The General History of Virginia” shows a dominant culture coming in contact with a less developed culture, dehumanizing them and uplifted John Smith in order to take control of the people. Smith, an influential member of society and founder of Jamestown, wrote his text in 1624, seventeen years after the events had occurred. He is also known to have embellished his story to make himself appear more substantial.
John Smith was the son of a farmer, but he became a soldier at the age of six. He travelled well in Europe and NearEast fighting and winning many wars which later saw him promoted to captain. In 1607, Smith led a group of colonist across the Atlantic Ocean and came down to settle in the now the United States. He established a good relationship with the natives. In his book, A True Relation of Virginia, Smith describes the life in America and encourages English to change their misconception about Americans (Smith, 16). Initially, on arriving in the America had thought of Americans as barbarians who love to fight, but after sometimes, was able to change his attitude to positive.