GEOGRAPHY: The pilgrims settled in Cape Cod, Massachusetts. A storm blew them off course so they weren't able to settle in Virginia. The got to Cape Cod in the winter so it was difficult to establish a colony, by spring half the colonist had died.
GOVERNMENT: The men of Plymouth decided to create a government were they would consult each other about the laws for the colony. This government was called the Mayflower Compact.
SOCIAL: The Separatists chose to separate from the Church of England. William Bradford lead them to start a new settlement where they could practice their religion freely.
ECONOMIC: The soil was rocky which made it hard to farm. The pilgrims used whaling, timber, and fishing as a stable economy.