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The first settlement at Plymouth Colony was at _____

New Plymouth

The governor of the Plymouth Colony was ____

William Bradford from 1621 to 1657

_______ acted as the capital of the colony

New Plymouth present today Plymouth Massachusetts

Who founded Plymouth Colony?

It was founded by separatists who came to be known as pilgrims

What is a pilgrim?

A pilgrim is a person who makes a journey for religious reasons.

Why did the pilgrims leave England?

King George forced everyone to the church of England. The pilgrims wanted to practice their own religion.

Why did the pilgrims leave the Netherlands for the New World?

The pilgrims didn't like Dutch way of Life. They also wanted to live where everyone shared the same religious beliefs.

Who paid for the Pilgrims passage and why?

The Virginia Company agreed to pay the Pilgrim's passage in return, the pilgrims would supply the company with lumber and furs.

Where were the pilgrims planning on landing and how did they end up in Massachusetts?

The Pilgrims were supposed to settle in Virginia but their ships were blown off course by storms.

Where did the pilgrims land?

They landed on the shores of Cape cod in present day Massachusetts

_____ names the area that the mayflower landed Plymouth

John Smith

What was the name of the ship the pilgrims were travelling on?

The mayflower

How was life during the first year in Plymouth Colony?

Most of the settlers fell ill and died that first winter

How did the Pilgrims survive once they got to the Americas?

The Native Americans helped the Pilgrims survive.

The pilgrims were introduced to a native American man named _____ who would become a member of the colony

Tisquantum or Squanto

Who was Tisquantum?

He was a member of the Pawtuxet tribe who had been kidnapped before by John Smith and taken to England, then he escaped back to his native land

Why was Tisquantum important to the early settlers?

He acted as an interpreter and mediator between the Plymouth leaders and the native Americans

In _____ the pilgrims shared a feast with the Pokanokets

1621, the feast is considered the basis of Thanksgiving

How did Indians help the Pilgrims?

the Indians taught the Pilgrims how to hunt, fish, and plant crops. From this help the Pilgrims had a good harvest.

The Native Americans and Pilgrims got along at first. When and why did this change?

As more settlers came they took more land. Some settlers treated the Native Americans unfairly.