THE JOURNEY OF A LIFETIME
BY: CHRISTOPHER TEMPFER
The pilgrims left England for many reasons. But thats not all thats not all that i will be telling you about in this. I will be telling you the struggle of the pilgrims in England.I will tell you why the pilgrims left England. I will tell you how the pilgrims survived the harsh winter and the first thanksgiving.
THEIR RELIGION, FREEDOM, AND THEIR LIFE AND SAFETY
The pilgrims left England on September 6th 1620 so that they could practice the religion that they chose. In England you had to go to the English church. If it was found that you didn't go to church, you could be executed. The pilgrims wanted freedom because they wanted to practice the religion they chose to practice. In America, they didn't have to worry about their own safety because of their religion. That is why the pilgrims left England.
When the pilgrims arrived on England, they quickly put up homes made out of wood planks and thatch. The pilgrims got sick from poor food , lack of comfort and the animals were in hibernation. Some of the pilgrims used vegetables in summer for medicine. The pilgrims (IN SUMMER) ate mainly corn, deer, turkey, potatoes, carrots, and qual. But in winter they ate deer, turkey, and qual. They made a fire to cook their food. Squanto helped them to plant crops in the spring time and Squanto helped them hunt in winter. That is how they managed to survive the nasty winter on 1620 and 1621.
The first thanksgiving was a happy time in the colony of Plymouth. the Indians taught that the pilgrims how to plant corn with fish. They also taught the colonists how to sneak up on animals. They got food for the first thanksgiving by hunting,growing crops, and Squanto also helped them. That is how the pilgrims celebrated their first thanksgiving.