by CJ Reddick
This is my blog for junior year!
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Prompt: Pretend you were on the Mayflower on that first voyage to settle in America. Describe how your felt leaving England and seeing your new home
Okay, I don't want to be a know-it-all here. It's just that I recently went over this stuff in APUSH and I feel a need to educate y'all on the Pilgrims.
But... since that seems like a good idea for the list, I'll write something else about this and use my list as the facts I learned.
"I hate the ocean..." I muttered.
"Joseph! Cease your complaining! We are headed to the Promised Land!" Mother shouted.
"Joseph Nathaniel Prynne, you will cease complaining this instant!"
"I'm soooo seasick. Why couldn't we stay in England?"
"Just be quiet! We'll be there soon!'
"Land ho!" a voice called.
I looked up. There in the distance was a land mass. "Lovely," I mutter.
"Joseph! I've had it with your disrespectful tongue!"
"But Mother, I hate this place. I want to go back to England."
"No, we are going."
"No! We're going back!"
"Too late for that, boy!"
And I storm off to my cabin.
I'm sorry that wasn't very good quality. I'm just trying to get this done in time for LISTing.
List of Facts About the Settlement of America
Plymouth was NOT the first settlement in America.
Sir Walter Raleigh's "Lost Colony" was the first attempted settlement in America.
The "Lost Colony" disappeared without a trace, and the only thing left behind was a carving on a tree that said "Croatoan"
Jamestown was the next settlement in America by the British.
Jamestown is where all the Pocahontas stuff happened.
Pocahontas actually went to England, caught a disease, and died.
Plymouth was founded by Puritan Separatists who wanted to get away from the Anglican Church.
The reason Plymouth is so famous is for two reasons.
The first reason is the Mayflower Compact. This was an agreement signed and it was the first written form of government in America.
The second reason is the peace made with chief Powhatan.
Plymouth eventually became part of the Massachusetts Bay Colony... I'm pretty sure. Or they flowed together.
Ironically, Powhatan's son Metacom waged a huge war against the settlers called "Metacom's War" or "King Phillip's War"
Only one person died on the trip over from England to Plymouth.
Only like thirty to fifty people survived the first winter.
See, I don't really understand why Plymouth was incredibly important. I'm pretty sure it was because of the Mayflower Compact.