John Rolfe Essays

  • Jamestown's Survival: The Roles of John Smith and John Rolfe

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    way in doing so. Sometimes it took a bit of encouragement to keep the settlers going, and sometimes it took a person to lead the way for everyone. Even though John Smith and John Rolfe both supplied Jamestown with a miraculous boost of hope, John Smith took leadership and saved the colony immensely to keep it from falling, while John Rolfe made a discovery that aggrandized the colony’s profit. England’s first attempted settlement was Roanoke of 1587, an unsuccessful colony also known as The Lost

  • John Rolfe, known for His Marriage to Pocahontas

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    Did you know that John Rolfe was the first to make tobacco a commercial crop? John Rolfe was a Politician and a working man, who developed the first profitable export. First, John Rolfe was a family man who married plenty of times including Pocahontas. Second, he was the first to successfully export tobacco to another country for a profit. Lastly, his historic marriage to Pocahontas led to a state of peace between Indians and colonists for quite some time. John Rolfe was a working man who lived to

  • Captain John Smith Is Successful Than John Rolfe

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    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 commodity shaped the future development

  • Pocahontas: A Tale of Love and Discovery

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    land in Virginia in 1607. Captain John Smith is captured by natives of the land but his life is spared thanks to the tribe’s chief’s daughter, Pocahontas. Later on in the video Pocahontas falls madly in love with John Smith. To Pocahontas’s dismay John Smith was sent back to England to recover from a burn after a gunpowder explosion and also to face accusations of misconduct. Later in life Pocahontas meets John Rolfe and marries him along with have his child. John Rolfe brings Pocahontas back to England

  • Hollywood versus History: New World

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    English settlers and how they settled in the Americas in 1607, and the forbidden relationship between John Smith and Pocahontas. Although the film highly exaggerates on some scenes in order to make the history seem more interesting, the film still holds most historical accuracy and is an enjoyable film. The main plot of the film focuses on the relationship between John Smith, Pocahontas and John Rolfe. The film was a romantic film and had a lot of romantic scenes that were probably not portrayed in

  • Pocahontas Archetype

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    Early America was founded on the ideas of the early English colonies combined with the beliefs of the indigenous people. Conflicts between native tribes and Europeans characterized the colonial period and significantly impacted both the natives and the Europeans. Political strife, in addition to economic and territorial tensions, was commonplace among the indigenous and the colonists. Pocahontas, the princess of the local Powhatan tribe, played a pivotal role in this early contact between European

  • Jamestown Tobacco Essay

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    “John Smith made a big impact on the colonies” (A Brief History of Jamestown). James Smith’s motto was “work or starve.” He pushed and motivated the new settlers into working harder. In 1609 Smith had a gun powder accident and returned to England. Leaving

  • Powhatan Research Paper

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    Opechancanough. He also has one grandchild and his name is Thomas Rolfe, I will tell you a little more about his child and

  • Jamestown Colony Essay

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    With John Smith gone the colony's state worsened. The colonists had very little food. The natives supplied food, but not enough. The weather was also colder than usual. Geologists determined that there was a little global cooling and called it a “little ice

  • Jamestown Research Paper

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    1607 Captain John Smith departed Jamestown with a provisioning party to obtain food from the neighboring indian villages. During this mission he was captured by the Pamunkey chief Powhatan, which led to

  • The New World Movie Analysis

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    live together and learn from each other. There are many different definitions for faith, but one is “firm belief in something,” which describes her feelings perfectly. There are also some other areas where she shows her faith such as her faith in John Rolfe and believing in her new lifestyle. She learns so much new material and a whole different culture and she has faith in the people that are helping her day in a day out which to me, shows that she is a good leader. In conclusion, the movie was

  • Not All Textbooks Recall the Events of History the Same

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    Many people do not care for history due to the simple fact some of the readings in the textbook are not all interesting or true. Not every textbook is the same, not every textbook has accurate information, but most history classes require you to read and learn everything from the textbooks. As you read this essay, you will learn how a couple of different texts discusses the finding of Virginia and about the Indians. Each of these texts are not written in the year so there will be some discussion

  • Essay On Pocahontas

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    During her imprisonment she was taught English and ended up converting over to Christianity. While she was leaning Christianity Pocahontas met John Rolfe. After she converted over to Christianity she was able to get married to her love Rolfe after she was baptized and given the name “Rebecca” After her marriage she gave birth to a son named Thomas. The Rolfe family moved to England in 1616 and was used to gain peace and used by the Virginia Company of London. In 1617 they moved back to Jamestown

  • The First American Settlers

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    judgment to condemne be herein, if my chiefest intent and minde, in the undertaking of so mightie a matter, no was led with the inbridled desire of carnall affection: but for the go...leade the blind into the right way." This is so troublesome for Rolfe because he believes that if he does not do this, he will not go to heaven "...for my own salvation." Native Americans had peace for eight years. This peace was important for the English because they were still trying to establish a stable colony and

  • Disney’s Pocahontas: Selling Lies as the Truth

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    "Instead of progress in depicting Native Americans, this film takes a step backwards – a very dangerous step because it is so carefully glossed as 'authentic' and 'respectful.' " – Jacquelyn Kilpatrick [1] Disney’s first attempt to relay the Pocahontas story was filled with blatant falsities. The producers, who claimed to eradicate politically incorrect statements found in past films with the highly anticipated 1995 Pocahontas, found themselves at the center of criticisms from many vocal activist

  • Comparison of Three Prominent Women in American History (1616-1768)

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    powerful Indian leader in the New World, whom married an Englishmen named John Rolfe and moved to England. Looking closely at the portrait, it seems as if Pocahontas appeared grave, her cheeks are sunken and her hand is skeletal. (Horwitz p 3) It seems as if Simon Va De Pasee wanted people to see Pocahontas before she became deathly ill, which with his painting he did give a brief history of her. Before Pocahontas met John Rolfe, Jamestown was going through a period of starving. Pocahontas would give

  • Malinche vs. Pocahontas

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    beginning of American history. The two famous women were La Malinche and Pocahontas. Both of them were not educated, that’s why their stories were written by others. Bernal Diaz, Spanish conquistador and Cortez’s companion, wrote about Malinche. Whereas, John Smith, English soldier wrote about Pocahontas. Malinche played the role of translator, advisor and lover of Cortez, while, Pocahontas played the role of peacemaker. There are also some contradictions in Smith writings about Pocahontas saving his life

  • Rebecca Rolfe's Adaptation Of Pocahontas

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    Rebecca Rolfe or better known as Pocahontas remains one of those figures in history whose story still remains an enigma; that which to this day is veiled in the mist of diverse and often antithetical opinions and accounts of various writers including that of (Capt. John Smith). Many believe that Rebecca Rolfe ( Pocahontas) married the man of her dreams , warded off the threat of a colonist invasion through negotiation with King James IV and painted her way into her happily ever after with the colors

  • Comparing the Settlers of Jamestown, Virginia and the Pilgrims Settlers in New England

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    There were vast differences between the difficulties experienced by the first settlers of Jamestown, Virginia and the Pilgrims who settled in New England in more ways than one. While the Pilgrims fled Europe because of religious persecution, the Jamestown colony was established solely as a business venture. While life was difficult for both groups of settlers upon reaching the new world, the Jamestown venture was doomed to fail from the beginning; but where the Jamestown settlers failed, the Pilgrims

  • Compare And Contrast Tney Movie Pocahontas

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    However the majority of the movie is based on false or inaccurate facts. I will be comparing the Disney movie Pocahontas with the real story behind it. The relationship between the Native Americans and the English settlers, the relationship between John Smith and Pocahontas, and how Pocahontas greatly influenced and impacted both the English settlers and her native tribe. Pocahontas is a very artistic and amazing movie; it tells a story about two people from completely different worlds who come to