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The Plymouth Colony. Persecution in England. Under King Henry VIII, the Church of England was very intolerant of some religious beliefs A group of people wanted to separate from the Church of England, they are called the Separatists

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The plymouth colony

The Plymouth Colony


Persecution in england

Persecution in England

  • Under King Henry VIII, the Church of England was very intolerant of some religious beliefs

  • A group of people wanted to separate from the Church of England, they are called the Separatists

  • Between 1607 and 1609, many Separatists settle in the Netherlands


Separatists leave for north america

Separatists Leave for North America

  • In 1620, a group of Separatists leave the Netherlands seeking more religious freedom

  • Today, these people are called the Pilgrims


Plymouth

Plymouth

  • In September 1620, 100 Pilgrims sailed for Virginia aboard a ship called Mayflower

  • A storm blew them off course and they ended up in modern day Massachusetts

  • They called their home Plymouth, after a port city in England


The mayflower compact

The Mayflower Compact

  • Since the Pilgrims were not under the control of the Virginia Company, they created new rules

  • Before going ashore, 41 adult men signed and created the Mayflower Compact, which called for a government and “just and equal laws”

  • Along with the House of Burgesses, the Mayflower Compact is a second step towards self-government in the colonies

  • The Mayflower Compact was the first document where colonists claimed to rule themselves


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The Mayflower Compact


The first thanksgiving

The First Thanksgiving

  • The Pilgrims first winter was very difficult, half of the colonists will die

  • Local Native American tribes assist the Pilgrims and teach them to farm corn

  • The Pilgrims set aside a day of thanks

  • Today’s Thanksgiving holiday is born


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