Jamestown was a colony in America. Most of the people that settled there were looking for gold, a lot of them being Gentlemen. A Lot of the men didn 't know how to survive though, as they had everything back in Britain. But one man brought all of the people together, his name was John Smith. John was born in 1580, in Lincolnshire, in England.
If I had a chance to travel back in time, it would be the historical time period of John Smith. I chose to interview John Smith because of his leadership ability to brave the travels from England in which to help the country become prosperous. The ability to lead the group of settlers in Jamestown to become successful even with starvation at the doorstep of the colony. John Smith was born in Lincolnshire, England around 1579 or 1580. His parents were George and Alice Smith.
Jedediah Smith One of the many important people alive during the Westward Expansion was a man named Jedediah Smith. He was from a large family, two parents and 12 siblings. As a child, he lived in New York, that is, until he turned 12, when he moved to Erie County. Eventually, his family decided to pack up, once again, and head to Ohio. Though his time spent there was never documented, it is believed that Smith got a fairly good education and got a job as a clerk.
Jamestown vs Plymouth To begin with, Jamestown was one of the aboriginal colonies that was founded. Jamestown is positioned in Virginia. John Smith was an English adventurer and soldier, he was additionally one of the generators of Jamestown. Plymouth is an English colony and this was stationed in Massachusetts. William Bradford was an English Puritan.
The colony of Jamestown was at a population of 504 after an arrival of a fleet of 9 ships carrying women, men, children and much needed food and supplies. Captain John Smith took hold of the chaotic government and put in place rigid policies of discipline and agricultural cultivation. In 1608 a gunpowder accident wounding Smith, his rivals used this opportunity to force him to return to England and name George Percy as his successor as president of the council. The day before John Smith’s departure, Captain Davis arrived with 16 other men adding to the population of Jamestown. However, a few weeks later, president Percy sent Captain Ratcliffe to build a fort for fishing and trade at Point Comfort.
Micanopy- was the Seminole chief from 1780 through 1843 (okhistory.org). He was known as the “Chiefs of Chiefs” and the “Pond Governor”. He welcomed around one hundred of escaped African Americans to his land, and gave them the job of managing his livestock, and to take care of his soil. During his chieftainship, America bought Florida from Spain. When European settlers started to settle on their land, the Seminole Tribe was furious and refused to leave.
Which colony would be best to travel and live with? The Jamestown or Plymouth colony? These two seem completely different given some of the facts but do have certain things in common. A difference would be the leaders, of course. Jamestown was led by John Smith, and Plymouth was led by William Bradford.
My geographic narrative isn’t your typical Texas A&M student story, 2 years ago I moved to College Station from my home in Salinas, California but once you read my story you’ll realize that move isn’t as random as it seems. My mom grew up in San Antonio Texas, but lived in several different places in her younger years because her father was an Air Force Kernel. She attended Texas A&M University in College Station and was a part of the graduating class of 1980. After college my mom moved by herself to Los Angeles, California and after a couple years met my father there. My dad is a third generation Californian, with his grandparents settling by the Sacramento River in northern California and his father and mother settling in Los Angles where
John Winthrop is known for founding and leading of the Massachusetts Bay colony in new England. Before going abroad to the “new world”, “John Winthrop had practiced law in and nearby areas around London prior to his affiliation with the trading organization called the Massachusetts Bay Company. ”He struggled with the decision to abandon his home. Winthrop was very aware of the hardships that had claimed the lives of half the pilgrims 10 years earlier, who had settled in Plymouth. As a strict Puritan in the first governor of Massachusetts Bay colony, John Winthrop believed that they could establish a pure church in new England for the Puritans.
I created the Job Posting as a way to represent the needs for different trades when settling Virginia. Most likely people would have heard about the opportunity to move by word of mouth, but I felt that a Job Posting would affectively show the need for different types of trades in America. I used images of John White’s water color paintings of Virginia and the Native American Tribe Secotan (Nadie’s homeland) to help make a connection to the story. In A World Away people of different occupations were needed to travel to the New World to help establish a colony. Tom was allowed to follow Nadie back to her land because he was a blacksmith and he was needed.