The pilgrims arrived in Massachusetts on the Mayflower in the Winter, where the land was snowy and had nothing but rocky soil.
this is the worst time me and my family could get here!
Due to the freezing climate and the rocky soil, the pilgrims could not plant more than what was needed on small farms , certainly not enough crops for subsistence farming, so they got most their profit and resources from fishing, timber, and whaling.
the separatists went to the new world in hopes of escaping religious persecution and finding religious freedom.
Mayflower Compact- We will have a council and work together on any decisions for our colony, and will also hold town meetings!