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    Plymouth Colony faced a slew of difficulties in their first year of colonization: Disease: Many of the Pilgrims died from pneumonia and scurvy. Scurvy is actually a deficiency of Vitamin C, but...

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    The decision by the pilgrims to settle in Plymouth instead of going back to England was based on a combination of different factors which include the following: The pilgrims were escaping the harsh...

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    The Pilgrims believed the Church of England and the Catholic Church had abandoned the fundamental doctrinal beliefs of the early Christian founders of the Bible. They thought the Church had moved...

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    The Plymouth Colony was founded by people that we know as the “Pilgrims.” They are perhaps more properly known as the “Separatists.” They founded the colony so that they would be able to live as...

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    The Plymouth colony is important because it was one of the first successful English settlements on the North American continent. Along with Jamestown, it helped to establish a permanent British...

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    It was the Powhatan tribe which helped the pilgrims survive through their first terrible winter. The new settlers weren't use to working the kind of soil they found in Virginia, so they were unable...

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    The Pilgrims were a group of Puritans who wanted to separate from the Church of England. They felt that the Church of England could not be fixed, so instead of trying to reform it like other...

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    The Plymouth colony is significant for a number of reasons. For one thing, it provided America with its first ever example of self-government in the form of the Mayflower Compact. This was a...

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    The Pilgrims didn't really know how to build a colony; they were pretty much starting from scratch. But they did know how to build houses due to their experience of life in England. Puritans had a...

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    The Pilgrims, including the Separatists, who settled Plymouth Colony did so without a royal proclamation from the King of England therefore they created their own government. Before they...

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    Leaving aside the many differences between the Jamestown Colony and Plymouth Plantation, let us look at what they had in common. For starters, both had almost the same number of initial settlers,...

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    The original destination of the Mayflower was the Hudson River in modern-day New York, where the pilgrims hoped to be able to establish their colony. However, due to violent storms at sea, the ship...

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    After departing from the Netherlands where the Puritans found attention to worldly goods and "unholy" faiths, men, women, and children departed on the Mayflower in 1620. Nonetheless, fewer than...

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    The Plymouth Colony (1620–91) was founded by Pilgrims. Most of what we know about them comes from a History of Plymouth Plantation by William Bradford. The Pilgrims were persecuted in England for...

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    At first, life was very hard for the Plymouth pilgrims. After establishing their colony, they had to struggle with all kinds of problems such as contagious diseases, ice cold winters, and ruined...

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    The Pilgrims were a small group of Separatists from East Anglia, England. They did not seek to reform the Anglican Church; instead, they sought to leave it. They were harassed in England. The...

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    Francis Cooke was born in England about 1583. No one knows for sure exactly where he was born, but it was most probably the south-east of England or East Anglia. We can say with some degree of...

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    The Plymouth Colony was founded late in 1620, when the Mayflower arrived in Plymouth Harbor. The ship had been aiming for Jamestown, but ended up too far north. Because of a dangerously rocky...

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    The Plymouth colonists that I believe that this question refers to are the colonists that came to North America aboard the Mayflower in the year 1620. The main group of settlers aboard this ship...

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