The Important Thing About Captain John Smith

The Important Thing About Captain John Smith By: Meera Spencer

The important thing about Captain John Smith is that he helped communicate and make peace with the natives for the second English colony sent to Virginia. This colony was the first to survive all the hard winters, the food shortages and natives. In Jamestown(the town they built) at one point of their lives the people/hunters couldn’t hunt because the natives would pick them off one by one so they couldn’t get food and some people starved to death. Also that was bad because sickness soon came upon the people and more than 100 people died from it. Also if Captain John Smith never came to Jamestown, the natives would have killed everyone and no one would have survived.Everyone would have probably ended up like the Roanoke Colony. When Captain John Smith was in Jamestown he worked really hard to make houses and to hunt. This hard work was paid off in 1608 when Smith became the third president of Jamestown. Even though Smith only ruled for about a year, he was known to be the best president of Jamestown. But the important thing about Captain John Smith, is that he helped communicate and make peace with the natives for the second English colony sent to Virginia.

Image Credit: https://www.nps.gov/jame/learn/historyculture/life-of-john-smith.htm

Biblyography:

Doak, Robins S.  John Smith and the Settlement of Jamestown.2003.

Barbour Philip L.”Smith, John.” U.S. and World Biography Online. Lincoln Library Press, 2017. FactCite, http://www.factcite.com/useh/3016622.html.

The Three Worlds of Captain John Smith (1964); Alden T. Vaughan, American Genesis: Captain John Smith and the Founding of Virginia(1975).http://www.history.com/topics/john-smith

“Smith, John.” World Book Kids, World Book, 2017,http://www.worldbookonline.com/kids/home#article/ar831321 . Accessed 16 Nov. 2017.

 

5 Comments on The Important Thing About Captain John Smith

  1. jryu26
    November 28, 2017 at 7:43 pm (3 years ago)

    Meera,
    I love your explorer post! I think one of the many things that made it good was how you added many details! I also like how told about what he did to help the colony.
    Jalyn

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  2. jryu26
    November 28, 2017 at 7:54 pm (3 years ago)

    Meera,
    I think that your explorer post was very informing. I love how put so much detail! I am looking forward to reading more books about him!
    Jalyn

    Reply
  3. mlanda26
    November 28, 2017 at 7:55 pm (3 years ago)

    Wow, that was so interesting to read. Like how how you connected to ” blood on the river”. Did you do that on purpose?

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    • m2spencer26
      February 13, 2018 at 2:09 pm (2 years ago)

      I did do that on porpoise because Captain John Smith was in blood in the river.

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  4. jryu26
    November 29, 2017 at 1:49 pm (2 years ago)

    Meera
    I think your blog post on Captain John Smith was great! I love how you said what he did to help the colony survive. What is your favorite thing about him?
    Jalyn

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