William Bradford _________________
William Bradford • Born in _____ in Yorkshire, ________. • Orphaned both from parents and grandparents, he and older sister Alice were raised by their uncle _______________.
William Bradford • Bradford, at the age of _____, joined with the group of __________that fled from England in fear of persecution, arriving in Amsterdam in _______.
William Bradford • Bradford migrated to ________ in 1609 with the rest of the group in search of religious freedom and lived for _______ years in Leiden.
In ________ he helped organize the _________________expedition to the New World.
Plymouth Colony • To bind the group into a political body, Bradford helped draft the important _________________en route to America.
Mayflower Compact • Earliest document of _____________ in America. • Lays the foundation for _________ popular government. • Drawn up for the general good by mutual agreement of the ____________ of the people.
Plymouth Colony (cont.) • Bradford helped _________ the site for the new colony. • In ______, after the colony's first, disastrous winter, he was unanimously elected ___________. • served in that position for some ______years between 1621 and 1656
Of Plymouth Plantation • Began writing Of Plymouth Plantation in ______ and continued the project until _______. • As an account of the _________, it is a major historical and literary achievement of the time. • Still the __________ source of information about the Plymouth settlement.
Of Plymouth Plantation (cont.) • Eyewitness ___________ of happenings. • Considered to be a _____________ narrator. • Avowed his purpose to write “in a _______ style, with singular regard unto the simple truth in all things.”
Of Plymouth Plantation • Not ___________ in Bradford’s lifetime. • Passed down through _________ • ______ during Revolutionary War • Reappeared nearly a ________ later in England • Published for first time by Massachusetts Historical Society in ________.