The pilgrims came on the mayflower and later in the new world established Plymouth Colony in 1620, which became the second successful English settlement in America following Jamestown Virginia, in 1607. The Pilgrims' story became a central theme in the history because of they made peace with the indians and had the first thanksgiving
104 English men and boys arrived in North America to start a settlement. On May 13 they picked Jamestown, Virginia for their settlement, which was named after their King, James I. The settlement became the first permanent English settlement in North America.
The House of Burgesses was the elected representative element of the Virginia General Assembly, the legislative body of the Colony of Virginia.
The Mayflower Compact, originally titled Agreement Between the Settlers of New Plymouth, was the first governing document of Plymouth Colony.
Thomas Hooker was the founder of The fundamental orders described the government set up by the Connecticut River towns, setting its structure and powers. They wanted the government to have access to the open ocean for trading.