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John Rolfe

Rakesh Patel His 151 2/2/99 Captain John smith was more important to the success of Virginia by 1630 then John Rolfe.. Like many famous heroes, John Smith was feisty, abrasive, self-promoting, and ambitious. He was an experienced soldier and adventurer, the man who boldly went out and got things done. If not for him, the colony may have failed at the start. John Rolfe is best successful for having introduced tobacco as a commercial crop to Virginia colonists. The production of this valuable...

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John Smith

Captain John Smith John Smith born to Alice Rickard and George Smith left home at the age of sixteen after the death of his father. His journey led him to fight for the Independence of Spain, become a leader in the Long War and actively involved with the Virginia Company’s to colonize Virginia. During his journey he faced many obstacles and challenges. Smith wrote journals that were informative of his adventures and carved the future for US history. Considered one of our country’s founding fathers...

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pocahontas biography

 Pocahontas was a Native American princess, and a peacemaker. She was famous for her connection with the colonial settlement at Jamestown, Virginia. Also for saving a life of English captain John Smith.  Pocahontas was born on 1595 in what is now eastern Virginia. Pocahontas was a daughter of Powhatan, an important chief of the Algonquian Indians (the Powhatans) who lived in the Virginia region. Her real name was "Matoaka." "Pocahontas" was a nickname meaning...

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FRQ- Native Americans

Colonists captured Powhatan’s daughter, Pocahontas. Although this war created violent tensions between the two groups, it ultimately ended in peace. This is mainly due to Pocahontas and her marriage to an English settler named John Rolfe. Not long after the war, John Rolfe introduced a milder version of the Tobacco crop to the colony. Plantations were established and as the popularity of this cash crop grew, so did the colonists need for land. Therefore, settlers began to push the American Indian’s...

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Question of Marriage Between Pocahontas and John Rolfe

After reading this poem, many people may wonder if the relationship between Pocahontas and John Rolfe was romantic, or merely convenient. Throughout the poem, the tone reveals a sense of resentment from Pocahontas towards her husband as she explains how she taught him a way of life in the land he was unfamiliar with. Pocahontas stated that she saved her husband thousands of times because he was naïve and had no knowledge about survival in the new land he had come to take over. Context clues provide...

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History Reflection-Chesepeake

organization in 1619, the Indian uprising and massacre of 1622, and the census of 1624/25. I do agree with the author, these four events did in fact help shape the development of the Virginia colony. The distribution of tobacco was adopted by John Rolfe and his associates in 1612 from the Caribbean. It was one of the first agricultural practices in the colony that prospered. Other crops like barley, oats, and English wheat did not prosper at all. The tobacco crop became a staple crop in the Virginia...

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America: Land of Opportunity

risk for the poor. (Module 2: Tobacco and the Success of Virginia) For many different groups and settlers, America was the greatest place to grow crops which where very much needed, and would help with trade, and most of all with wealth and power. John Rolfe, the husband of Disney’s legendary Pocahontas, hoped to find gold but instead made an amazing success of growing tobacco in Jamestown. Rolfe’s success eventually brought many more settlers who would bring in those indentured servants to build more...

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Miscegenation and the Pocahontas Narrative

we have completed for the week comes from a line in Tilton’s “Miscengenation and the Pocahontas Narrative in Colonial and Federalist America.” On page twelve Tilton explains that historians have stated that the intermarriage between Pocahontas and Rolfe lead to keeping peace between the races and even the civilization of the Indians. This reminded me of the White Man’s Burden that is so often talked about when the discussion of whites taking over the Indian lands arises. The White Man’s Burden is...

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people first inhabited it. The settlement of Jamestown ecologically changed the land by the acts of man, for their greater good. Everybody knows of Pocahontas, but only several have heard about her husband, John Rolfe. John Rolfe was one of the early English settlers in Jamestown. Rolfe might be considered the man who prevented the fall of Jamestown after the starvation and harsh conditions the settlers faced. There were a lot of competition between the English and Spain for European markets,...

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Early Colonial Life

Captain John Smith would organize trade with Powhatan and his tribe, and later would betray them by organizing raids on their food supply. After being captured by Powhatan’s tribe, the chief’s daughter Pocahontas saved Smith by laying her head beside his as he was about to be executed. Later, Pocahontas would be captured by the settlers during a raid on her tribe and held for ransom. Pocahontas chose to stay within Jamestown after she was released and eventually married colonist John Rolfe, creating...

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