The Social, Political, Economic, and Geographic Factors of Plymouth

The Social, Political, Economic, and Geographic Factors of Plymouth

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  • The Social Political, Economic, and Geographic Factors of Plymouth By: John Rodriguez
  • Plymouth didn't really have their own government from the get-go, so they'd have town meetings to discuss what kind of government they should put in place for themselves. This was the political factor of Plymouth
  • What is it now!
  • Everyone! We need to have and emergency meeting like NOW!
  • The Salem Witch Trials occured because of a mass hysteria that occured over fungal poisoning and undiagnosed encephalitis, which started the trials themselves. 20 people, even 2 dogs, were accused of witchcraft. This all ended when governor of the salem colony's wife was accused of witchcraft. This was the social aspect of plymouth.
  • She's the witch!
  • Most of Plymouth's economy depended on the resources in their immediate surroundings with stuff such as timber or agricultural products, such as wheat. This was the economic factor of Plymouth. 
  • The pilgrims landed in modern day Cape Cod Bay, Massachusetts rich with natural resources. This was the geographical factor of Plymouth 
  • Ah... such a beauty
  • I know right!
  • Jamestown and Plymouth share the same journey, but very different outcome. English settlers were sent to Jamestown as a temporary colony to try to make profit while the pilgrims were in it for the long run for religious freedom.  The pilgrims never really had their own government, so they had to rely on the Mayflower Compact to keep order in their colony whild Jamestown had their own representatives and governors to dish out the king's orders so he could still control the new bits of land they got. Long story short, both colonies came from England, whether it was for religious freedom or not
  • "What are the differences and similarities between Plymouth and Jamestown?"
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