Monday, January 25, 2010

Plymouth Colony

A group of people called Puritans sailed to New England in 1620.  The Puritans wanted to purify the church the of England from all Catholic religion.  Finally, they came to North America to settle a colony where they could have freedom of religion.  These Pilgrims sailed to America on a single ship called the Mayflower.  After sighting land, they signed the Mayflower Contract to declare that everyone would help in lawmaking  and and then obey the laws.  They named the colony Plymouth Plantation. Their first winter was extremely rough, and many people died.  The Indians helped them though, taught them, and by next fall they had successful crops.  Then they had a feast in celebration with the Indians.  This was the first Thanksgiving.

4 comments:

  1. Caroline this is great! You can also read more about this history in a book called "A People's History of the United States" by Howard Zinn.

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  2. Caroline, I thought I commented on this a long time ago. There is a book by Clyde Robert Bulla that you would like--fiction about this subject--A LION TO GUARD US. I'll be looking for your next masterpiece writing!

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  4. Thanks for the advice!!
    Caroline

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