The early 16th century, many british colonies came to the new world for various reasons, some for power, money, land, and for religious reasons. This idea of coming to a land of freedom to do whatever they want and to create a new way of living among the natives that already had been stable in the new world. John Smith and William Bradford in their stories, the General History of Virginia John Smith and Of Plymouth Plantation, William Bradford they had explained how they struggled in the boat to come to the new world and how they had to work together to survive in an unknown land with no resources. Smith and Bradford support their explanation by illustrating how they were able to build a community in the new world and their interrelations with the native Americans. Their purpose is to demonstrate how the new world was formed by their small colonies and their intentions to come to the new world in order to have a clearer perspective on why they came. Like in Jamestown and in Plymouth Plantation they had similarities and differences to become one of the first colonies to stable in America.
John Smith is now a house-hold name in American folklore due to his involvement with American Indians and his portrayal in the Pocahontas Disney movie, but many fail to know that he was responsible for the survival of England’s first colony in America. His leadership, and determination helped discipline the colonists, while his negotiations with the Indians prevented starvation and lowered the mortality rate.
John Smith and William Bradford were similar in many ways when it comes to both writing and experiences. In their stories, they both talked about how they encountered American Indians but the experiences were very different. They both also talked about how they came over to America and what life was like during that time. Bradford and Smith both agreed on the fact that they wanted the new land to be settled and inhabited; they wanted their land filled with good, hard working men.
The new world was presented with so much hope of growth and prosper. When England’s charters sent out men, they had hoped to bring back treasures of gold and silver. England had hope to become a superpower that had greatly surpassed their competitors through the mentality of bullionism. The race to the promise land was a lot more difficult than first idyllic. Each and every colony that was attempted had failed. It was not until Jamestown that a colony had any chance of surviving much less thriving.
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.
The arrival of the first Europeans in the Americas is dramatically captured through the many writers who attempted to communicate what they saw, experienced and felt. What is more, the very purposes of their treacherous travel and colonization are clearly seen in their writings; whether it is poetry, history or sermons. Of the many literary pieces available today, William Bradford and John Winthrop’s writings, even though vary because the first is a historical account and the second is a sermon, stand out as presenting a clear trust in God, the rules that would govern them and the reason they have arrived in the Americas.
The first colony was founded at Jamestown, Virginia, in 1607. Many of the people who settled in the New World came to escape religious persecution and various other reasons. In this paper we will explore the many roles both male and female colonists as well as Native Africans played.
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.
John smith and William Bradford went to Virginia for different reasons,for example john smith went to virginia for money to find gold and crops. While William Bradford went for religious reasons. Jamestown and Plymouth have some things in common , but they also have differences as well . For example Jamestown was more caring for making money and getting rich more than anything else. Plymouth is a different type of town who cares for their people. They have many differences and are the opposite, to each other they also have many things that are similar to each other. Had differences but also have similarities for example both of them established colonies.
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.
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.
Mainly caused by the difference between leaders. Bradford was a religious man that made him a family figure who cared about his fellow colonists. The colonists who accompanied Smith were men that were looking to get rich. They didn't care about their fellow colonists. Greed was the negative characteristics that lead to their downfall. And Plymouth was the most successful in the colony. Being that Bradford stayed for the rest of his life. These two leaders came from England but established two different colonies. If they would have told me to choose between each colony, I would go to Bradford he sounds better, plus his colony was successful and I would like to explore that colony and to feel how it feels. To see how is like. This was the compare and contrast about Jamestown and
In Bradford and Byrd’s articles, they both examined the early settlers and both perceived them differently. Bradford described the settlers as very hardworking and determined. They were willing to do anything and everything to be successful in the new country. On their journey to America they had a lot of troubles, including problems with their ship, but that did not let it stop them. “… and for the buckling of the main beam, there was a great iron screw the passengers brought out of Holland, which would raise the main beam into his place…”(Bradford 55). The early settlers were very resourceful and quick
In the history of sixteen hundreds there were many changes. In the story of the history of virginia and by james smith and of plymouth planation by william bradford. They both were from new england. Their both authors that wrote their experiences about the colonys . They also both were from the six hundreds .
During the early 1600’s there were two influential men, John Smith and William Bradford, that both wrote stories on their experience in America being European, where they set off to the New World to become leaders of a colony. Smith wrote The General History of Virginia, New England, and the Summer Isles and Bradford wrote Of Plymouth Plantation. Smith became a leader of Jamestown, and Bradford became the governor of Plymouth. Smith and Bradford had major differences when it came to their views on Native Americans. They both want the majority same thing for their communities, but they do have some differences on how they want their community to be. Smith and Bradford were very different in their leadership roles. Smith and Bradford had many differences in their personalities and throughout their voyage to the New World.