The Pilgrims

September 19, 2013 at 11:47 am 2 comments

A group of people, the pilgrims who were protestant Christians,  beginning to feel the pressure of religious persecution in England, left England and went to the Netherlands in 1609. Religious persecution followed them there and the decision was made by some of the “pilgrims” to stay in the Netherlands and raise money for the other half which left the Netherlands on a ship called the Mayflower. They returned to England to rendezvous with a ship known as the Speedwell and to pick up supplies. When the two ships met, they left England to go to the new world. After leaving,  both ships began to suffer severe problems with leakage and sickness, but they continued on despite all their hardships. The pilgrims arrived in Plymouth at the beginning of the winter of 1620. The pilgrims played a significant roll in the  founding of the United States because  they became one of the few colonies to survive  the harsh conditions that far north.


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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. sgopher  |  September 20, 2013 at 9:17 am

    Just an FYI: don’t forget to cite sources. 🙂

    • 2. vebramos  |  September 22, 2013 at 8:08 pm

      Silas said not to if it was from wiki, so i didn’t.


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