THE PILGRIMS

THE JOURNEY OF A LIFETIME

By: Brandon Wright

THE REASON THEY LEFT

Why did the pilgrims leave England? Why did they risk their lives to leave England? The pilgrims left England in 1620 so that they could practice the religion they chose. When the pilgrims arrived there was not much they could do to survive. The First Thanksgiving was a happy time in the colony. That is how how the pilgrims survived to build the colonies.

THE VOYAGE

The pilgrims left England in 1620 so that they could practice the religion they choose. In England you had to go to the English Church. If it was found you didn't go to church you could be executed. The pilgrims wanted freedom because they wanted to practice the religion they choose to practice. In America they did not have to worry about their own safety because of their religion. In America they didn't have to worry about being killed. This is why the Pilgrims left England.

FIGHTING TO SURVIVE

When the pilgrims arrived there was a lot to do in order to survive. They quickly put up houses made out of wood planks and thatch. The pilgrims got sick by poor food and a lack of comfort. They had to hunt for their food, such as deer, turkey and quail. They made fires to cook their food. Squanto helped them plant things in the spring. That is how they managed to survived the nasty winter of 1620 and 1621.

THE FIRST THANKSGIVING

The First Thanksgiving was a happy time in the colony. The Indians taught the pilgrims how to plant corn with fish. They also taught the colonists how to sneak up on animals. The celebration lasted three whole days. There were games and a lot of food. The pilgrims were very thankful to the Indians. Without them they wouldn't have survived.

CONCLUSION

All of the hard things the pilgrims went through, showed what they would do to get away from the Church Of England. It showed their bravery. It showed their strength. Without the Indians they wouldn't have survived. Without the Indians there would be no Plymouth, and possibly no America.