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Plymouth Rock


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Plymouth Rock

  1. 1. Thanksgiving
  2. 2. Plymouth rock <ul><li>Plymouth Rock is the traditional site of disembarkation of William Bradford. Pilgrims who founded Plymouth Colony in 1620(USA). The rock is currently located on the shore of Plymouth Harbor in Plymouth, Massachusetts. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Pilgrims <ul><li>English Puritans who fled England to escape religious persecution. After a 65-day journey from Southampton, England, they landed in Plymouth Harbor on the western side of Cape Cod Bay on December 21, 1620. There, under the leadership of William Bradford, they signed the Mayflower Compact, which created their own government. </li></ul><ul><li>There were 102 passengers and a crew of 25-30. </li></ul><ul><li>Follow the Pilgrims as they sail across the Atlantic Ocean, from England to America. See who they meet when they land in New England. Find out about the first Thanksgiving. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Mayflower <ul><li>The Mayflower was the famous ship that transported the English Separatists, better known as the Pilgrims, from Southampton, England, to Plymouth, Massachusetts, on November. On March ,1621, all surviving passengers, who had inhabited the ship during the winter, moved at Plymouth, and on April ,the Mayflower. </li></ul><ul><li>The Mayflower has a famous place in American history as a symbol of early European colonization of the future US. With their religion oppressed by the English Church and government, the small party of religious Puritan separatists who comprised about half of the passengers on the ship desired a life where they could practice their religion freely. </li></ul>
  5. 5. New England <ul><li>New England is a region in the northeastern corner of the United States, bordered by the Atlantic Ocean, Canada and the state of New York, consisting of the modern( U.S.), Massachusetts. </li></ul><ul><li>New England produced the first pieces of American literature and philosophy and was home to the beginnings of free public education. It was the first region of the United States to be transformed by the Industrial Revolution. </li></ul>