On 16 Septembre 1620, 35 members of the Separatist Church, named the Pilgrim Fathers, decided to leave England on board of Mayflower . Firstly, They wanted to escape the juridiction of the church of England which they found corrupt. Secondly, they wanted also build a new Jerusalem in order to lived their religion freely.
They crossed the Atlantic Ocean to reach America
On 21 November 1620, Pilgrim Fathers arrived to America and they found Plymouth, in Massachusetts. It's the first permanent colony.
Finally, the following autumn, the harvest was bountiful . In honor of this great succes, the Pilgrims decided to thank God and Indians' land. That's why, the gorvernor William Bradford invited native Americans to share a festive meal.. this day is the first Thanksgiving's meal . They used this idea to celebrate the autumn's harvest each year .