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What hardships did the Plymouth colony face?

When the Mayflower anchored at Plymouth Harbor on 16 December 1620, there were 99 people aboard (four had died earlier at Cape Cod and one was born there). In a little more than three months, until...

Latest answer posted October 5, 2019 3:50 pm UTC

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Why did the pilgrims decide to stay in Plymouth rather than return home to England?

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...

Latest answer posted November 16, 2015 9:25 am UTC

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Why was the Plymouth colony important?

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...

Latest answer posted April 3, 2019 11:52 am UTC

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Who founded the Plymouth colony and what motivated them to come to North America?

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...

Latest answer posted January 8, 2016 7:14 pm UTC

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How did the the Pilgrims demonstrate heir values in their daily effort to survive in a harsh environment?

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...

Latest answer posted August 26, 2019 10:51 am UTC

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Why did the Pilgrims found the Plymouth Colony?

The Puritans founded the Plymouth Colony for two reasons: they wanted religious freedom, and they wanted to maintain their distinctive cultural Englishness. The Puritans were Dissenters, meaning...

Latest answer posted June 9, 2019 9:51 pm UTC

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Who helped the Pilgrims survive?

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...

Latest answer posted April 29, 2019 11:16 am UTC

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Why is Plymouth significant to American history?

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...

Latest answer posted April 16, 2019 12:06 pm UTC

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What was the Plymouth colony government system?

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...

Latest answer posted September 25, 2015 4:57 pm UTC

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How did the Pilgrims know how to build houses and a colony?

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...

Latest answer posted March 26, 2019 11:43 am UTC

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How are Plymouth and Jamestown alike?

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,...

Latest answer posted March 7, 2019 3:16 pm UTC

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A few questions about the Mayflower landing: 1. What were a few problems and solutions of the Plymouth colony? 2....

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...

Latest answer posted September 19, 2014 2:05 am UTC

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What is the history of Plymouth Plantation?

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...

Latest answer posted March 9, 2019 2:35 pm UTC

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How did the Mayflower decide where to land?

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...

Latest answer posted March 13, 2019 11:49 am UTC

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What is the history behind Thanksgiving?

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...

Latest answer posted March 11, 2019 11:41 am UTC

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Where did all the Pilgrims go?

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...

Latest answer posted March 19, 2019 12:39 pm UTC

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Who was the Mayflower passenger Frances Cooke?

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...

Latest answer posted April 22, 2019 11:25 am UTC

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When and how was Plymouth Colony founded?

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...

Latest answer posted April 18, 2019 11:43 am UTC

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Who were the colonists of Plymouth?

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...

Latest answer posted March 24, 2019 2:34 pm UTC

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