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  1. 1. The Pilgrims Come to America By: Taylan, Jake, and Jacob
  2. 2. Pilgrims <ul><ul><li>A pilgrim is a person who makes a journey for religious reasons </li></ul></ul><ul><li>England’s pilgrims </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Didn’t like England’s religious laws </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wanted to worship in their own way </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>This was against England’s laws </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>They called themselves Separatists </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Went to Netherlands because they had heard it had no religious restrictions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Some didn’t like it because they didn’t fit in and their children were growing up Dutch so they decided to move to the Americas </li></ul></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Getting Ready <ul><li>They had no money </li></ul><ul><ul><li>London merchants paid for journeys and pilgrims paid back with fish, furs, and wood from America </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The voyage </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Mayflower </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Plymouth </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>September 16, 1620 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>101 people </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>More than half were pilgrims </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The rest were hired help </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>7 weeks </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Storms </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Crammed into small spaces below deck </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Arriving <ul><ul><ul><li>The land they reached was named New England by John Smith </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>John Smith </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Explored Atlantic coast north of the Hudson River </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Settling <ul><li>The pilgrims landed in a harbor near Cape Cod </li></ul><ul><ul><li>They were a little fearful because there were nothing to sustain and support them there </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. The Mayflower Compact <ul><li>The Mayflower agreement was a contract to agree on laws </li></ul><ul><li>All the men signed an agreement that said they would follow the laws </li></ul><ul><li>Women didn’t; but were still expected to follow the laws </li></ul>
  7. 7. Colonizing <ul><li>After four weeks they chose Massachusetts Bay </li></ul><ul><li>Chosen for it’s good streams </li></ul><ul><li>They named the colony Plymouth after the city they had sailed from </li></ul><ul><li>They cut down trees and built houses all winter </li></ul><ul><li>They were weak from hunger </li></ul><ul><li>By spring half of the colonists were dead </li></ul>
  8. 8. Key People
  9. 9. William Bradford
  10. 10. Massasoit
  11. 11. Squanto
  12. 12. Key places
  13. 13. New England
  14. 14. Cape Cod
  15. 15. Massachusetts Bay
  16. 16. Plymouth
  17. 17. Bibliography <ul><li>Beyer, Barry K., Jean Craven, Mary A. McFarland, Walter C. Parker. United States and It’s Neighbors . 1990 </li></ul>
  18. 18. Questions <ul><li>Why did the Pilgrims come to America? </li></ul><ul><li>How did the Indians help the Pilgrims? </li></ul><ul><li>Who was Squanto? What did he do for the Pilgrims? </li></ul><ul><li>What is Plymouth? </li></ul><ul><li>How did the Pilgrims get money to travel to America? </li></ul>