Despite the hardships, John knew what he had to do to save Jamestown
He established a stable government and laws for Jamestown so there would be order.
He made friends with the Powhatans so they could trade and protect each other
He found clean drinking sources
As a reward for all of his hard work, John was elected Governer of Jamestown.
John Smith was an English explorer, governor, captain, and map maker. He founded the Virginia colony of Jamestown, and stepped up as a leader in hard times. John Smith assured the success of Jamestown, shaping where we are today.