|History of America - The Pilgrims & the Mayflower|
|History of America - The Pilgrims|
The Pilgrims - The Charter of Virginia
The First Charter of Virginia was issued in 1606 by King James I of England. The Charter created the Virginia Company authorizing eight Englishmen to colonize "that part of America commonly called Virginia". When the pilgrims and colonists landed in Jamestown they brought the English Common Law with them.
The Pilgrims - The Mayflower Ship
The Mayflower was the name of the sailing ship that took the first colonists, who would become known collectively as the 'Pilgrims', to the New World. Facts about the ship and interesting information about the living conditions of the pilgrims, passengers and crew.
The Pilgrims - Mayflower Voyage
The voyage on the ship took 66 days. Learn about the living conditions on the ship. The pilgrims were the "Saints" and the "Strangers" were all the other passengers. Find out what they ate and drank during the voyage. The sailors and the men women, children and animals on board the ship.
The Pilgrims - The Mayflower Passenger List
The alphabetical Mayflower Passenger List providing details of all the names of all of the pilgrims on the ship's Passenger List and provide their relationships to each other and the family groups. The Passenger List is accompanied by a list of the names of the men who made up the crew on the Ship.
The Pilgrims - The Mayflower Compact
The Mayflower Compact was a signed agreement that maintained peace between the two groups on the ship. The Compact was written by the colonists before landing at Plymouth Rock and was the first governing document of Plymouth Colony. The Compact laid our basic laws and social rules for the new Plymouth colony and served as a foundation for the democratic life of the pilgrims and other settlers.
The Pilgrims - Text and Words of the Mayflower Compact
"All due submission and obedience" was given by the pilgrims and the colonists in the text and words of the Mayflower Compact.
The Pilgrims - The Puritans
The Puritans colonists who included the pilgrims on the ship believed that the Anglican church, should make more reforms to remove all the traces of the Roman Catholic Church. The Puritans enforced a strict moral code. and practised strictness and austerity in their religion, lifestyle and conduct. Puritans were opposed to sensual pleasures and were strong advocates of modesty and and decorum.
The Pilgrims - The Pilgrims and Puritans
The Pilgrims and Puritans were extremely similar in most practices and beliefs. A pilgrim was a distinct type of Puritan who adhered to more extreme views than a Puritan.
The Pilgrims - The Pilgrim Fathers
The term 'Pilgrim Fathers' is the name given to early colonists and settlers of the Plymouth Colony. The Pilgrim Fathers, or Pilgrims, were part of an English church congregation of religious separatists led by pastor John Robinson, church elder William Brewster and William Bradford. The First Thanksgiving was a celebration of the arrival of fresh supplies and new colonists.
The Pilgrims - The Plymouth Colony
The Plymouth Colony was the first part of American occupied by the pilgrims. Soon after a new charter was issued that annexed Plymouth Colony to the Massachusetts Bay Colony. The proclamation ending the existence of Plymouth Colony was dated October 17, 1691.