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Plymouth Colony

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name 3 reasons why people wanted to go to America? to get a profitt off of tobacco, to own their own land (private ownership), and they came because of a book John Smith wrote about the landscapes in America
What are “seperatists”? people from England that moved to Holland so they could practice their religion
What are “pilgrims”? people who leave their country and move to a new one because of religion
What did the Virginia Company do? funded the seperatists trip to America, but in return the Seperatists had to pay the Virginia Company back with furs, fish, and lumber
What did the seperatists go on to get to America? an old beat up ship called the Mayflower
Why did the seperatists go to America? so they could practice their religion, and their traditions
Who had to sign the Mayflower Compact? all the men on the may flower
What was the Mayflower compact? a contract saying that the pilgrims would have their own government or self-govern themselves to decide punishments, and they would decide all the rules, it also said they would go by “majority rule” so whatever had the most “votes” is what they went by
Who was the pilgrims leader that made the pilgrims sign the Mayflower compact? Captain Miles Standish
Who was Tisquantum (Squanto)? a former slave from England that escaped
How did Samoset know English? from fishermen
What were 3 problems in the Plymouth colony? it was too cold, there wasn't enough food, and there were diseases
Who helped, and how? Squanto from the Indian tribe Wampanoag helped by showing the pilgrims how to fish and how to plant squash, pumpkins, and corn
How did they manage at first? like Jamestown they shared food equally, that didn't work because some people worked more than others but still got the same amount
How did they manage later? they shared the land equally instead of the food, and whatever amount of food you made, is the amount of food your family made
What were 3 successful industries in the Plymouth colony? farming, fishing, and “furs”
What were 2 things that the Plymouth colony lived by? having a leader, and having freedom of religion
Created by: Samuel S.
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