John Smith

English Soldier, Explorer, Author

John Smith knighted and a leader of a colony

Was knighted for his services to Sigismund Bathory He was a leader of the Virginia colony first english explorer to map the chesapeake bay and New England


Naming New England

Smith gave New England its name he also trained the settlers to farm and work which saved the colony from early devastation


He was a good figure in New England's history especially since he named it

Smith founded Jamestown

jamestown englands first permanent settlement

Smith publicly stated "he who shall not work shall not eat" but hostile native americans, the wilderness, uncooperative english settlers, harsh weather, lack of water, living in a swampy wilderness and much more almost destroyed the colony