Plymouth Rock

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  • The colony of Plymouth Rock was the first permanent settlement in New England, and began in 1620. It is located in the province of cape cod and was colonized by the explorer John Smith
  • Before the Europeans came, the land belonged to Native Americans, specifically the tribe Pawtuxet. The Europeans decided to settle here due to repressive policies about religion from their ruler Charles I. They were seeking religious freedom by living on their own
  • The interactions were ok. While some Native Americans decided to help the Europeans, others wanted nothing to do with them. One Native American in particular, Squanto taught them how to plant corn, fish, and hunt beavers allowing them to be self sufficient for 5 years.
  • When the British colonists first came, they were seeking a way out of the repressive society in Europe. The Native Americans believed that people were invading, and after being treated terribly, they had no respect at all for the Europeans
  • The government in Europe was set based on the Separatists that came on the Mayflower. They mixed traditional English Law with the religious information found in the bible.
  • This is the story of the colonization of Plymouth Rock by the British
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