Jamestown And Plymouth Compare And Contrast Essay

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Being the first two well-known places in which the English would set out to colonize in 1607 and 1620, Jamestown, Virginia and Plymouth, Massachusetts hold very separate set of beliefs, standards, and outlooks on life then and the future to come. While paving the way for things such as slavery, taxes, ownership of land, inclusion of women, tobacco and government assemblies, John Smith and the people of Jamestown became a classical foundation for new life and economic growth for the new world that is, the United States. On the other hand, William Bradford and his people began to realize the intentions of the Church of England were unholy and had strayed away from God’s teachings from the Bible. With this in mind, the Pilgrims set on a voyage to the new world to seek religious freedom. As we know it, the Pilgrims sought for peace and a new way of living that was fair, just and free from religious corruptions. While both settlers were met with Natives of the new land, each had two profound differences as to how they went about communicating and living with them. In order to best answer the question that still is of relevance to today’s nation, “Why did Plymouth, rather than Jamestown, earn pride of…show more content…
Those who lasted where able to ultimately lock in a peace agreement with the Native American tribes and build an economy that would help them endure the first five years. Moreover, those who survived would sign what is known as the Mayflower company, this document would become the foundation of the Plymouth colony government. Of those who signed this compact was William Bradford who would become the leader and one of the framers of the mayflower compact (Klinkenborg 34). He served as governor for thirty years and is most well-known for keeping a journal of the ships voyage to Plymouth; Of Plymouth
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