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Church of England English broke away from the Catholic church and formed their own sect(religious group)
Puritans They wanted to purify (correct the wrongs) the church
Separatists Did not agree with some of the practices of The church of england but they wanted to separate or cut all ties with the church
Netherlands Pilgrims tried to emigrate first to the Netherlands but felt they were losing their English culture, they were also not satisfied with the jobs that were available.
Joint Stock Company Group of investors. Pilgrims asked merchants to buy stock so they could start a new colony in North America.
Plymouth Wanted land near Jamestown but because of bad weather they landed too far north near Cape Cod
Wiliam Bradford Pastor, and governor of Plymouth
Mayflower Compact First document that sets up a self-government. A cornerstone of the American form of government.
Samoset First native american to make contact with the Pilgrims. he was able to speak some english. learned how to speak english from a fisherman that had visited the area.
Squanto Taught the pilgrims how to plant corn where to catch fish and how ot fertilize the fields with the fish remains (spoke very good english)
Wampanoag They are a group of many smaller tribes put togeather that live near Plymouth. The tribe is lead by chief Massasoit throughout the chiefs lifetime there was a peace agreement with the pilgrims colony
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