In 1620 the pilgrims stepped foot in Cape Cod Massachusetts, Originally they were heading for Virginia but hit a storm. Since the charter from the Virginia Company was for Virginia, they decided to just stay there and decided to call it Plymouth.
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In plymouth they relied on whaling, fishing, and timber as an economical resource, since it was to cold to grow cash crops.
Jamestown had very fertile soil because it was on a swamp, so in Jamestown they grew cash crops. In Plymouth they didn't have fertile soil because of the rocky area and cold weather.
Plymouth was considered "City on the hill" because how they lived by following the laws of God and how they wanted to be closer to him.
The Plymouth Colony had good access to timber so they cut down trees for shelter fire and to sell.