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All great and honorable actions are accompanied with great difficulties and both must be enterprised and overcome with answerable courageWilliam BradfordJohn Smith and William Bradford are two men who had vital roles in the starting and establishment of America John Smith an English soldier and adventure captain first came to America in 1607 and founded the first English colony in Jamestown Virginia Like many others Smith wrote about his time in America One of his books The General History has a detailed description of his time in Jamestown while also encouraging people across the Atlantic to settle in America William Bradford who was a Puritan founded Plymouth Massachusetts and stood as their governor for about thirty years Similar to John Smith Bradford also wrote about his time in America in a book called Of Plymouth Plantation These two men were similar in three ways Both John Smith and William Bradford wrote about their time in America they both had troubles in the new land and they were both leaders Both John Smith and William Bradford wrote about their time in America but John Smith wrote to portray himself a great man The new President and Martin being little beloved of weak judgment in dangers and less industry in peace committed the managing of all things to Captain Smith who by his own example good words and fair promises set some to mow others to bind thatch some to build houses others to thatch them himself always bearing the greatest task for his own share so that in short time he provided most of them with lodgings neglecting any for himself18 This shows that Smith only cared about portraying to people that he was a great leader who looked out for the good of his passengers William Bradford is completely different In his writings he rarely talks about himself and his accomplishments But after they had sailed that course about half the day they fell amongst
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