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  •                 Plymouth           Charlotte Griffin                  Period 8
  • Political
  • Regular town meetings were help in Plymouth. The Mayflower Compact agreed that all the men would come together to help create laws and regulations for the settlement to stick to. 
  • Social
  • John Winthrop created the "City on the Hill". He put a church on top of a hill to resemble that his church was better than all the sinners below them . He was hoping more people would join the church because of the perfect (strict) lifestyle the church offered.
  • Economy
  • Plymouth's economy was mainly fishing, whaling, and timber.  Plymouth had to do these options because the soil was too rocky and sandy to plant cash crops.
  • Geography
  • The soil in Plymouth was rocky, sandy and not fertile.  The Pilgrims couldn't grow cash crops with the type of soil in Plymouth.
  • Plymouth and Jamestown are alike because they were both settlements. They were also both ruled by King George 1 and had a similar form of government. Jamestown had fertile soil, ideal for growing cash crops, especially tobacco. Plymouth, on the other hand, had rocky, sandy soil which couldn't grow cash crops. The settlers of Plymouth had to rely on fishing, whaling, and timber as a source of income.  The colonists of Jamestown came for gold and to compete with Spain and France. The settlers of Plymouth came for religious freedom. Lastly, Jamestown was on a marshy swamp, and Plymouth was located along the shore. 
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