colonial leaders

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.

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