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25 Facts About Early Settlers

by Janeene and Tatiana

Janeene lang

on 21 September 2012

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by Janeene and Tatiana 25 Facts About The Early English Settlements In 1607, 13 years before the Pilgrims landed in Massachusetts, a group of 104 English men and boys began a settlement on the banks of Virginia's James river. Jamestown Settlement The Pilgrims chose to practice their religion in their own way, not the way of the majority and that led to persecution and intolerance. Pilgrims Religion The wampanoag Help the Pilgrims Squanto and Samoset showed the Pilgrims how to grow corn,beans,and pumpkins and where to hunt and fish.Without their help the pilgrims might have not have survived. During he 1630s, more than 15,000 people who were puritans,left to Massachusetts so they could escape the religious persecution and economic hard times in England. The Great Migration The Native Americans helped the settlers adapt to the new land and traded with them exchanging furs for goods like iron pots,blankets,and guns. Helping the settlers The feast known as Thanksgiving was a way for the Pilgrims to show their thanks for all of their good fortune,a new life free of persecution,and new skills taught to them by the Indians such as farming,hunting,and fishing Thanksgiving History Some say it is a puzzle how the Mayflower managed to carry 102 passesgers and about 30 crew because it was a merchant ship,not a passenger ship,therefore some passengers selpt in the shallop,a large ship's boat which was stowed on the gun deck. The Mayflower The pilgrims wrote the Mayflower Compact which was an agreement signed by all the men on board icluding the servants promising to abide by laws that would be drawn up and agreed upon by all the male members of the community.However the women were not allowed to participate in the process. The Mayflower Compact The Boston Massacre was the killing of five colonists by the british regulars on may 5,1770.It was because of the tention in the American colonies that had been growing since the troops first appeared to inforce the heavy tax burden imposed by the Townshend Acts. The Boston Massacre
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