Topic: Choose a person that lived during the Colonial Era. They must have either lived in Colonial America or influenced Colonial American settlement. I would like to do this essay on John Rolfe. Why are they important? How did they shape the Era?
John Rolfe was a farmer. He developed a suitable tobacco that could grow in Virginia. He married Pocahontas. Because of his marriage he became an ambassador between the British and the Indians.
-Consider the questions: how did they influence Colonial American History? Did they change History for the better or worse? Make sure you are NOT writing a biography- he/she was born, lived, married, and died. Tell me why the person was important to American History. Saying that they were born in Pennsylvania in 1754 does not tell me why they were important and should be remembered as a Historic figure.