Petition of the Virginia House of Burgesses to the House of Commons: December 18, 1764
The people of plymouth were the fist to come in whole families. The Mayflower Compact was written while in sail before they landed on land. They had all agreed to work together and try to achieve in colonizing.
Mayflower Compact 1620
When they landed, they did not depart where they were supposed to. Winter was drawing near and they had to find a way to make it through the long cold winter by starting to build houses. Many did not survive, but they still made it through.