The Plymouth Pilgrims and Puritans Aivree Amburgey Period 3
The puritans wanted to move to the new land to have religious freedoms. They were being forced to be catholic. They wanted to make reforms to the church,and went to Plymouth with the pilgrims looking to do so.
The people of Plymouth would fish,whale, and use timber to be able to make money. These became a stable economy in the north where it was colder, so they looked to Jamestown for things like crops.
Pilgrims stepped foot on the new land in November of 1620. This really hurt them because it was getting close to winter and they could grow crops on the rocky soil. Because the soil was rocky, it had no nutrients and they couldn't plant cash crops.
The pilgrims went to the new land looking to live on their own. This meant creating a government for the colony. They came up with the Mayflower Compact. This was the first agreement to self-govern Plymouth, that was run by the peoples votes.
Jamestown and Plymouth definitely had their differences starting with the reasoning behind why they wanted new land. Jamestown was searching for new land for economical benefits while Plymouth was created for religious purposes. Also Jamestown was mostly made up of the upper class men like gentlemen, while Plymouth was made up of mostly lower class men. Also whiel Jamestown was struggling with mosquitos and indains, Plymouth was struggling with rocky soil and storms.