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  • Plymouth  By: Kendall Hall
  • In the 1500's, a man named William Bradford was the leader of the new colony expedition. He wanted to start a settlement of his own so they could practice their religion freely. William also decided to bring all of the mens' families along to colonize.
  • The Pilgrims had a difficult journey across the Atlantic Ocean. While sailing on the Mayflower in 1620, a storm blew them off course, so instead of landing in Virginia, they landed  way in the north at Cape Cod, Massachusetts. The Pilgrims landed in an area they called "Plymouth." 
  • I can't get up that hill with this dress!
  • It was very difficult for the Pilgrims to find food and shelter in the middle of winter. When the middle of spring came along  more than half of the colonist died. When spring arrived, the Pilgrims set out to plant crops and build their colony. The pilgrims were told how to plant corn and set up traps by the Samoset Indians, and they celebrated the 1st Thanksgiving.
  • This is how you plant corn seeds
  • Ain't nobody got time for that!
  • There was no form of government to follow. The Virginia Company had given the Pilgrims a charter to settle in Virginia. The charter was not valid for Plymouth. Men aboard the Mayflower decided that they would write a plan of government for the colony. The plan was called the Mayflower Compact. The men agreed to tell each other about the laws and promised to work together.
  • How is Plymouth different then Jamestown Plymouth and Jamestown are different because Plymouth colonized for free religion.  Jamestown colonized for the economic reasons, also Plymouth brought whole families to settle while Jamestown only brought men to settle first. Plymouth had sandy and rocky geography and Jamestown had swampy and wet geography.
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