Plymouth Storyboard Project

Plymouth Storyboard Project

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  • Plymouth Storyboard Project Logan Smythe Period 7
  • We go fishing for our money.
  • And we cut timber for our money.
  • Welcome to Plymouth Rock
  • Um, our charter's only good in Virginia.  Now what?
  • We can make our own government now, and have everyone sign it.
  • Economic:  The settlers of Plymouth couldn't grow large amounts of food, because of the rocky soil.  So instead they  earned money by cutting timber, fishing, and whaling.
  • How are we going to plant plants in this rocky soil?
  • I don't know.
  • Social:  In 1630 The Puritans left England in search of religious freedom in a movement called The Great Migration.  The Puritans wanted to base the colony on God's laws.  Puritans wanted to live perfect lives and be close to God.  Puritans believed in three things:  working, praying, and reading the Bible. 
  • Jamestown and Plymouth colonies both started out badly, with at least half their settlers dying in the first year.  They were different because Jamestown made lots of money by growing tobacco in good soil.  Plymouth had rocks instead of good soil.  Plymouth's government was very organized.  They had a government before even getting off the Mayflower.  Jamestown tried being ruled by King James 1 in England, but it didn't work.  They finally created the House of Burgesses that was a representative government.
  • Political:  The Pilgrims did not have a government because their charter was only in Virginia.  They stayed on the Mayflower until they had a form of government they could agree on.  It was called the Mayflower Compact.
  • Geographic:  The Pilgrims landed in Plymouth, Massachusetts in the middle of winter.  They couldn't grow crops because it was way too cold and the soil was rocky and not fertile.   By spring, half of the colonists had died.  The Pilgrims could only grow crops by small plots that vegetables could grow. 
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