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    Since it was winter when the Pilgrims dropped anchor in Plymouth, Massachusetts, many of the passengers decided to stay aboard the ship until spring. Winter proved to be very challenging for the Pilgrims. Many of them contracted illnesses and did not survive. In fact, only about half of the people who agreed to take the journey survived the first winter in Plymouth (Thanksgiving). The Pilgrims worked hard to establish a new home in Plymouth. Local Indian tribes became loyal to the Pilgrims. One Indian

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    Background and Emergence of Democracy in the British North American Colonies Beginning in the early 1600's, North America experienced a flood of emigrants from England who were searching for religious freedom, an escape from political oppression, and economic opportunity. Their emigration from England was not forced upon them by the government, but offered by private groups whose chief motive was profit. The emergence of Democracy in colonial America can be attributed to the coming

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    period of 11 years, but the fear of their children losing their identity forces them to start over in a new land without any outside influence. The first third of the book covers the first year of the Pilgrims in the New World from their landing at Plymouth in 1... ... middle of paper ... ... it is easy to read and is friendlier to the lay person than most history books, it can be a resource for the amateur historian and layman who wishes to learn more about the period Philbrick has taken the time

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    embarrassing truth of our “founding fathers.” Textbooks today give the candy coated version of good saintly Englishmen come to a better world and find good neighbors willing to help in their time of need. As the story goes, the Pilgrims landed at Plymouth by “accident” and found the Indians who taught the Pilgrims how to plant and grow food. Because of the Indians generosity, the Pilgrims were able to live through winter. Upon the first harvest following the harsh winter, the Pilgrims and Indians

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    Preservation Virginia. Web. 3 Feb 2014. . "Mayflower and the Mayflower Compact." Plymouth Plantation. ©2003-2014 Plimoth Plantation. Web. 9 Feb 2014. . "The House of Burgesses." U.S. History: Britain in the New World. Independence Hall Association in Philadelphia. Web. 9 Feb 2014. . "Religion in Early Virginia." Colonial Williamstown. The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation. Web. 11 Feb 2014. . "Research Starters: Plymouth Colony." 2014 Scholastic Inc. Grolier Incorporated, n.d. Web. 9 Feb 2014. .

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    Smith vs. Bradford

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    Smith vs. Bradford Have you ever wondered whose hands our country was in at the start of our time? Captain John Smith was one of the first American heroes. He was the first man to promote a permanent settlement of America. William Bradford was a Puritan who was courageous and determined to set up a colony where citizens could worship freely. Although both of these men were two of America’s heroes, they had more differences than known. Thus, Smith was a very proud and boastful man. Before reaching

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    The Mayflower Compact

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    The Mayflower Compact As of September 1620, a merchant ship called the Mayflower set sail from Plymouth, a port on the coast of England (http://www.history.com/topics/mayflower). The Mayflower’s cargo was dry goods and wine but the ship also carried passengers, about 102 of them, who were all hoping to start a new life on the other side of the Atlantic. Forty of these passengers were Protestant Separatists–they called themselves “Saints”. These saints hoped to establish a new church in the New World

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    colonization of the Americas, the negative effects ultimately outweighed the positives. Throughout the colonies, religious toleration was widely practiced. Many may argue that the colonies did not practice religious toleration because of the Puritans of Massachusetts Bay Colony that escaped Europe for the freedom to practice Puritanism and then proceeded to not practice religious toleration (smithsonianmag.com). However, the majority of the colonies were colonies of religious freedom.. A... ... middle of

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    The Pilgrims and the Pilgrim Mystique

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    The Pilgrims and the Pilgrim Mystique - A Blend of Myth, Fiction, and History [1] At the conclusion of the film Plymouth Adventure, the Pilgrims, physically and mentally, have withstood the rigors of persecution in their homeland, of the long and difficult voyage, and of their first year in the wild, desolate New World. Ultimately, this paradigm becomes the emblem of the founding of our nation and the beginning of a whole panorama of different versions each time the story is retold--some

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    Since introducing his book with the notion that high school students hate history, Loewen (1996) devotes a considerable amount of his work debunking facts and theories taught in history classes in American schools. He appeals to the trust of the readers with his comparisons on what textbooks include and what they omit. He accomplishes this by recounting some sparse facts taught in most textbooks, appealing to the emotions of all former, current and future history students with his empathy on how

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