Captain John Smith and the Jamestown Colony

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Who became the president of the colony in the summer of 1608?

John Smith

What event is often referred to as the 'starving time' in Jamestown's history?

The harsh winter of 1609-1610

What did John Smith do to ensure that settlers worked in Jamestown?

He enforced a rule 'if you don't work, you don't eat'

What did John Rolfe introduce that helped Jamestown grow rapidly?

Tobacco farming

When did the first legislature of elected representatives meet in Jamestown?


Test your knowledge on the leadership of Captain John Smith in the Jamestown colony, and how his actions improved relations with the Powhatan. Explore the impact of Smith's leadership style on the survival of the settlers.

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