Jamestown vs. Plymouth

Facts and details

Jamestown Location

Jamestown was located in northeastern United States, along the eastern coastline, in Virginia.

Plymouth Location

Plymouth, like Jamestown, was also located in the northeastern region of the United States.

This colony is located in the state of Massachusetts. This state borders the the Pacific Ocean.

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Plymouth was founded/built in 1620

Jamestown was founded/built in 1607

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Who founded Jamestown?

The Virginia Company of London actually founded Jamestown, but they sent 100 colonists over to the new world to create the settlement.

Who founded Plymouth, and why?

Plymouth was founded by English Separatist Puritans. Otherwise known as Pilgrims, they left England to have religious freedom, and an overall better life.

Government Document in Plymouth

All the men in the settlement signed a document called the Mayflower Compact. This document was the foundation of Plymouth's goverment.

Government in Jamestown

The Jamestown colony used a legislative assembly, a form of representative goevernment.

Fun facts about Jamestown!

Virginia was created as a royal colony that had Jamestown included in 1624.

Jamestown had the first legislative assembly (House of Burgesses) in the American colonies.

Fun facts about Plymouth!

Plymouth was the second permanent English settlement in the Americas.

Plymouth was de-established in 1691, so it was not included in the 13 colonies.