In the early 1600s, Separtists were living in Holland. They moved there from England because they did not believe in the Church of England, and decided to separate from the church. They then moved again because people thought they were losing family traditions, and chose to sail to the New World-America
The Pilgrims, hired two ships to take them to America. The Pilgrims made an agreement with the Virginia Company to build a settlement in Virginia and begin a new life in America. They set sail for America in August of 1620, but faced multiple leaking problems. They decided to sail to America with just one ship, the Mayflower.
The Mayflower very crowded. September 6, 1620, the Mayflower set sail for America again, but because of the delay, they had to cross the Atlantic Ocean during a stormy season
Pilgrims, who were so ill they could hardly move due to seasickness. It was cold, wet, and very uncomfortable aboard the ship.
Violent storms pounded the ship. The storms pushed the ship farther and farther north and when they finally ended, the Pilgrims and the crew of the Mayflower found themselves hundreds of miles north of where they were supposed to be. On November 11, 1620, the Mayflower stopped at Cape Cod.
The Pilgrims built their settlement not far from Cape Cod in a place they named Plymouth. The Mayflower stayed in Plymouth through the winter as the Pilgrims built their houses, and the ship finally returned to England on April 5, 1621.