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    John Smith Identity

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    “John Smith was as bland and inconsequential as his name.” (Fusi, 45) This quote shows 2 things, how boring John is and Fusi’s interpretation of him. This quote uses John’s name as an example of his personality. That suggests that W.D. Valgardson chose John’s name to show his personality. To paint a picture of John Smith you need to know his physical features, his interaction with other characters and finally his personality. John Smith had a very bland appearance. He had a round face with blue

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    The Legacy Of John Smith

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    When the name John Smith is mentioned, people of all ages are familiar with it and could tell a lot about him. Why is this? How is it that a man who lived over 400 years ago still so popular today, more specifically to our children? The answer to that question is because John Smith can be viewed as one of America’s earliest heroes. His leadership was vital to the survival of the Jamestown colony. Most people are familiar with his famous quote, “he that will not work shall not eat.” He carried all

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    John Smith believed that success in such adventures requires individual initiative and commitment. His journey began working with his dad in his shop up until the age of 16. After his father had passed, he attempted to run it on his own, but that didn’t last long; so he joined the French Army. After a while he started exploring the new world which included Virginia, New England and Summer Isles. Smith had a very prestigious and independent outlook on life and throughout his journey it had brought

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    Jessica Helin Paper 1 U.S. History 1 GEN223 John Smith vs. John Winthrop In the early years of America, there was a great deal of political and religious turmoil occurring in England. People wanted to escape to a place where they wouldn't be outlawed for their independent congregations and personal philosophies that they believed in. Eminent men, like John Smith and John Winthrop, saw America as a great opportunity to start over where they could establish new communities separated

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    In this document, John Smith describes the abandonment of their colony in Virginia during a long period of not having food. Smith took his men and sailed back to England, where he described, in third person, what is was like before they left. “The day before Captain Smith returned for England with the ships, Captain Davis arrived in a small Pinace with some sixteene proper men more” (Smith, 27). Captain Smith had previously thought that they would rely on the Patawomeke tribe to trade with them

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    name, John Smith proved to be anything but. Born in 1580, England, to a family of farmers, Smith took a completely different route from that of his family and became a soldier at the young age of sixteen. After several years into his career, Smith eventually rose to the rank of captain. Sadly, his good fortune was fleeting, for he was soon captured by a Turk and sent to work for a maiden- who he soon fell in love with. Reportedly, she fancied him too, and sent him to her brother so that John could

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    Within two passages, “The (Untrue) Story of John Smith and Pocahontas” and “The General History of Virginia” the capturing of John Smith is portrayed. The story of the capturing and rescuing of John Smith is briefly documented in this form: John Smith was captured by a person claimed as Powhatan, who was understood to be the tributary leader of several tribes on the tidal rivers and creeks. One day, Warriors associated with Powhatan captured Captain John Smith in the late 1607 and threatened to kill

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    John Smith and William Bradford were two of the first men to arrive in the Americas in the 17th century and both took the role as leader of one of the early colonies, Plymouth and Jamestown. Smith and Bradford both wrote narratives on each of their individual experiences of traveling to America, however; each had a strikingly different perspective. Although both men shared the same purpose of attracting others to their colonies, each used a different approach based upon their personal beliefs.

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    Differences In the stories of John Smith and William Bradford with their people they encountered many things when they arrived at the New World. The people with Willam Bradford were mostly Puritans with hopes to find religious freedom . The others with John Smith came to the world for profits which is very different motives from of those with Bradford. Along with their motives and desires the immigrants didn’t know what to expect the strange land. The followers of John Smith and as well as himself arrived

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    William Bradford and John Smith were both influential men colonizing the New World during the early 1600s. The two European men wrote of their experiences in America, and had a strong desire to settle the land. Most of the similarities to them end there. They had very different views on the land, people, and who they were as individuals. Looking into both of their writings can, and will reveal more of the United States’ founding writers. In John Smith’s Generall Historie of Virginia, he emphasizes

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