The Puritans escaped religious persecution in England, even though like the Church of England they just wanted to purify the church.
The Mayflower Compact
The men upon the Mayflower that set up a government in their colony with William Bradford.
Fishing and Whaling was a major part of there economy unlike Jamestown thay had subsistence farming due there soil.
The PIlgrims settled in rocky soil in Cape Cod at Plymouth Rock.
Jamestown came for gold, but Plymouth came for religious freedom. Jamestown went to a land with good soil but,Plymouth did not. Plymouth social life was based around religion and so was there government but Jamestown was not.