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Plymouth Colony
Plymouth Colony
Plymouth Colony
Plymouth Colony
Plymouth Colony
Plymouth Colony
Plymouth Colony
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Plymouth Colony
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Plymouth Colony


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  • 1. The Plymouth Colony The Pilgrims come to America
  • 2. I. Religion in Europe
    • A. Most rulers supported a particular religion. Why?
    • B. Known as established church.
    • C. Established Church of England is…
    • D. The Church of England or the Anglican Church (Protestants)!
    • E. King = head of church!
  • 3. II. Persecution
    • A. (def.) punishment of certain people because of their beliefs.
    • B. common in England & European countries!
    • C. result = people worship in secret!
    • D. or, burned at the stake.
    • E. imprisoned 
  • 4. III. Separatists
    • A. Protestants (form of Christianity)
    • B. Wanted to be SEPARATE from church of England.
    • C. Did the English monarchy like the Separatists?
    • D. What do you think happened to the Separatists?
  • 5. IV. The Pilgrims
    • A. (def.) – anyone who makes a long journey for religious reasons.
    • B. 1612 Separatists move to Netherlands.
    • C. Dutch allow free worship.
    • D. Pilgrims miss English way of life!
    • E. So what should they do?
    • F. Search for a new place to call home.
  • 6. V. The Journey….
    • A. September 1620 – 102 people leave Plymouth, England on the Mayflower
    • B. ½ Pilgrims….1/2 Strangers on board ship
    • An 8 week journey awaits them.
  • 7. VI. Plymouth
    • A. November 1620 reach Cape Cod.
    • B. Wanted to reach Virginia, but needed landfall.
  • 8.  
  • 9. VII. Mayflower Compact
    • A. Framework to govern their colony.
    • B. Signed November 11, 1620. (males)
    • C. Made laws for “The general good of the colony.”
  • 10. VIII. Hardships
    • A. Plymouth was once a native village
    • B. Natives had been wiped out by disease.
    • C. Pilgrims arrive in November….think about it!
  • 11. VIII. Hardships (cont.)
    • D. “Starving Time.”
    • E. fewer than half survive first winter
    • F. Governor dies, replaced by William Bradford (leads for next 36 years)
  • 12. IX. Helpful Natives
    • A. Spring of 1621
    • B. Wapanoag offer to help colonists
    • C. Squanto is the MAN!
    • D. explains crops, taught how to catch eels,
    • E. Thanksgiving- November, 1621