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Why was Massachusetts Bay Colony Significant?

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Why was Massachusetts Bay Colony Significant?

Permanent settlement
Successful colonization
Created a new economy and society
First Contact
1602 Bartholomew Gosnold named "Cape Cod"
John Smith named "New England" in 1616
The First English Settlement
Thomas Weston and the Company of London
Pilgrims flee to the New World for preservation of their religion and culture
The Plymouth Colony
Mayflower lands in Plymouth Bay in 1621
Mayflower Compact
Squanto the Wampanoag Indian
The Day of Publick Thanks
The Beginnings of Boston
1623 William Blackstone purchases the Shawmut Peninsula
John Winthrop leads Arbella
"A Model of Christian Charity"
The Growth of Boston
Thriving port city
"General Courts"
Life in Massachusetts
Life centered around religion
Meeting houses and communal farming
Tight-knit communities
Growing power in the colonies
Work Cited
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Boyer, Paul S. The Enduring Vision: A History of the American People. Lexington, Mass.: D.C. Heath, 1990. Print

Delbanco, Andrew. Writing New England: An Anthology from the Puritans to the Present. Cambridge, Mass.: Belknap of Harvard UP, 2001. Print.

Kenneally, Christopher. The Massachusetts Legacy: 150 Landmark Events That Shaped Our Nation. Holbrook, Mass.: Adams Pub., 1995. Print.

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"Mayflower Compact." Bill of Rights Institute. N.p., n.d. Web. 29 Sept. 2014.
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"Plymouth." Britannica School. Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc., 2014. Web. 18 Sep. 2014. <http://school.eb.com/levels/high/article/60472>.

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Bartholomew Gosnold." Rise up Paranormal. N.p., n.d. Web. 29 Sept. 2014.
<http://www.riseupparanormal.com/hauntings/case_files/PR020.htm>.
The Mayflower." History. N.p., n.d. Web. 29 Sept. 2014.
<http://www.history.com/topics/plymouth>.

The Mayflower." History. N.p., n.d. Web. 29 Sept. 2014.
<http://www.history.com/topics/plymouth>.

"Mayflower Compact." Bill of Rights Institute. N.p., n.d. Web. 29 Sept. 2014.
<http://billofrightsinstitute.org/resources/educator-resources/americapedia/
americapedia-documents/mayflower-compact/>.
"17th Century Boston." Documents for the Study of American History. N.p., n.d.
Web. 29 Sept. 2014. <http://www.vlib.us/amdocs/>.
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