The men on the Mayflower decided that they would write a plan of government for their colony. The plan of government became known as the Mayflower Compact.
John Winthrop was the leader of about 1,000 Puritans to America and established a Massachusetts Bay Colony. His members revolved around three practices in a daily routine: working, praying, and reading the Bible. This was called New England Way.
The Pilgrims were in search of Religious Freedom. So William Bradford got permission from the Virginia Company to set sail on the Mayflower. On their way there they hit a really bad storm that set them off course. They landed much further north in Cape Cod, Massachusetts. The pilgrims decided to settle in this area and called it Plymouth.
The soil in New England was rocky and could not support cash crops: however, small farms growing subsistence crops aided the settlers with vegitables to live on.