Who is John Smith?
Ran away to sea as a boy
In 1607 sailed to to Virginia
Only 28 years old, was responsible for saving the settlement from destruction and failure
With his leadership, Jamestown survived and eventually flourished
Leader of the Virginia colony based at Jamestown
Was a hard worker
Publicly stated “He that will not work, shall not eat”
Knighted for his service to Sigismund Bathory, Prince of Transylvania and his friend
Admiral of New England
Gave the name New England to the region that is now the Northeastern United States
This is John Smith.