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John Smith

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Definition: Leader of Jamestown, first English colony in America to survive and become permanent. It was settled in 1603 and supported itself through tobacco farming.

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About John Smith
A brief biography of the colony leader.

Colonial America
Find out how different the colonies really were.

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More on John Smith
Find out more about this colorful character in American history.

In the Words of John Smith
Read for yourself how Smith saw the Jamestown colony and his place in it.

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