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  Research Starters: Plymouth Colony
Plymouth Colony, America's first permanent Puritan settlement, was established by English Separatist Puritans in December 1620.
The colony gradually grew in size, and the original settlement known as the Plimoth Plantation expanded as settlers built houses in the area.
Plymouth Colony retained its independence for over 70 years, and by 1691 its population exceeded 7,000.
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Plymouth Rock is celebrated as the point where the colonists first set foot at their permanent settlement, though there are no contemporary accounts to verify the accuracy of the legend.
The patent of Plymouth Colony was surrendered by Bradford to the freemen in 1640, minus a small reserve of three tracts of land.
Plymouth ended its history as a separate colony with the 1691 formation of the Province of Massachusetts Bay.
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 Plymouth Colony - Search Results - MSN Encarta   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Plymouth Colony, in full The Colony of New Plymouth, colony founded in the New World by the Pilgrims.
The foundation of this colony was one of the...
Colonialism and Colonies, one country’s domination of another country or people—usually achieved through aggressive, often military, actions—and the...
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Plymouth Rock, a tourist attraction, is on the shore under a granite canopy; recreations of Plimoth Plantation and the Mayflower are also there.
The pilgrims founded Plymouth on Dec. 21, 1620, establishing a settlement that became the seat of Plymouth Colony in 1633 and a part of Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1691.
His History of Plymouth Plantation, 1620-1647, first printed in full in 1856, is a minor classic, reflecting the unusual qualities of the man and the values of the small group of English separatists who became known as Pilgrims.
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 Plymouth Colony. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
Previous attempts at colonization in America (1606, 1607–8) by the Plymouth Company, chartered in 1606 along with the London Company (see Virginia Company), were unsuccessful and resulted in the company’s inactivation for a number of years.
The colony, which developed into a quasi-theocracy, expanded slowly due to the infertility of the land and the lack of a staple moneymaking crop.
The colony became part of the Dominion of New England under the governorship of Sir Edmund Andros.
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 Plymouth Colony - HighBeam Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Plymouth Colony settlement made by the Pilgrims on the coast of Massachusetts in 1620.
The colony, which developed into a quasi-theocracy, expanded slowly due to the infertility of the land and the lack of a staple moneymaking crop.
The colony became part of the Dominion of New England under the governorship of Sir Edmund Andros.
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 Firearms in Plymouth Colony
Seven general types of firearms have been identified as being used in Plymouth Colony through a comparison of the archaeological and historical records, these are the musket, harquebus, caliver or cavalier, fowler, carbine, pistol, and the blunderbus.
The English colonial experience was almost a generation old by the time Boston was settled and those settling and organizing the venture surely must have read and heard about the use of various types of pieces against the Natives in Virginia and elsewhere.
It may also be a case that some people continued to use matchlocks in Plymouth Colony longer than they did elsewhere, which led to them trying to use them during King Philips War, resulting in the Colony outlawing their use in the militia after this time.
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 Plymouth, Massachusetts - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Plymouth was the landing site of the Mayflower, and the location of the original settlement of the Plymouth Colony, established by the English settlers, once known as the Separatists or Brownists and now known as "Pilgrims" [1], in 1620.
It was the second permanent settlement in British North America, and the capitol of the Plymouth Colony until the colony's annexation by the Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1691.
Plymouth also is serviced by several (non-rush hour) MBTA commuter rail trains from Boston daily, as well as by bus service from the Plymouth and Brockton company.
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 Plymouth Colony - MSN Encarta
The foundation of this colony was one of the major events in the early history of the American colonies.
In the reign of Elizabeth I, queen of England, one of the sects of Puritans known as Brownists separated from the new Protestant Church of England and after much persecution took refuge in the Netherlands.
The Plymouth Colony later united with other New England colonies to form the Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1691.
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 Plymouth Colony   (Site not responding. Last check: )
At the English port of Plymouth some of the Speedwell's passengers were regrouped on the Mayflower, and on September 16, the historic voyage began.
Two years later a royal charter was issued that incorporated Plymouth Colony and the Province of Maine within Massachusetts but placed the extended colony under a royal governor and removed the religious qualification for voting.
Plymouth was made part of the Dominion of New England in 1686.
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 Brainboost - who settled plymouth colony   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Articles related to "Plymouth Colony In Massachusetts" - John and Priscilla Alden - John Alden and Priscilla were among the Mayflower passengers who settled Plymouth Colony, in the New World, in 1620.
Newman and a part of his congregation, for religious reasons, decided to leave the settled Plymouth Colony and move to the Rhode Island area of religious dissenters, purchased land in 1643 in what is now Pawtucket, Massachusetts.
The first Thanksgiving in the USA was a feast in 1621 shared by the Pilgrims (who had recently settled Plymouth Colony in what is now Massachusetts) and the Wampanoag Indians, who shared their corn, squash, and wild turkeys.
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 The Plymouth Colony, Plymouth Constitution 1620
Plymouth Colony was the second permanent English settlement in America.
Plymouth Colony and the Pilgrims have become for all Americans a lesson of how a people with little more than courage, perseverance, and hard work could build themselves a home in a hostile world.
In 1686, King James II of England tried to reassert control over the colonies by combining Plymouth and the rest of New England, New York, and New Jersey into the Dominion of New England.
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 Genealogy Records :|: Forrest S. Sutton Archives Part-1
Daniel3, born 20 Nov 1639 in Scituate, Plymouth Colony, MA; deceased 10 Mar 1710/11 in Burlington, Burlington County, NJ.
Nathaniel3, born 1643 in Scituate, Plymouth Colony, MA; deceased 29 Dec 1682 in Suttons Creek, Perquimans Co., North Carolina.
Sarah (1)3, born 3 Dec 1648 in Scituate, Plymouth Colony, MA; deceased 1649 in Scituate, Plymouth Colony, MA.
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A collection of searchable texts, including court records, colony laws, seminar analysis of various topics, biographical profiles of selected colonists,, women in Plymouth, images of the material culture, maps, building reconstructions, and many illustrations and photographs from The Romantic Story of the Mayflower Pilgrims by Albert Christopher Addison
PARP, while currently in its infancy, has the goal of compiling all known archaeological data regarding Plymouth and the entire mainland of the former Plymouth Colony.
A Journal of the Pilgrims at Plymouth by Edward Winslow and William Bradford (1621)
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 Plymouth Colony — Infoplease.com
Plymouth Colony: Early Years - Early Years During the first winter of the colony, about half of the settlers died from scurvy and...
Plymouth Colony: Expansion and Merger - Expansion and Merger After several years the colonists could no longer be restrained from settling...
Pilgrimage to Plymouth: discover a cornucopia of treasures and traditions in southeastern Massachusetts: in November and all year......
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 Plymouth Colony
Colony founded by the Pilgrims at Plymouth, Massachusetts, in December, 1620.
Among the leaders of the Plymouth Colony were William Bradford, John Carver, William Brewster, and Miles Standish.
Plymouth was the first English colony in America.
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 Plymouth, New Hampshire
In 1792, the southwest portion of the town was separated, and with a portion of land from Groton, incorporated as Hebron.
Plymouth State University was founded here in 1871 as a normal school, evolving as a teachers' college, a state college, and now a state university.
The largest decennial percent change was an increase of 32 percent between 1960 and 1970, the smallest, a one percent increase between 1990 and 2000.
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With the Bay Colony to Plymouth's north, and the ocean to the east, the Colony's primary direction of expansion was to the south in lands held by Wampanoag and Massasoit, or to the west in lands held by the Narragansetts.
The Massachusetts Bay Colony was the predominant force in the region, and the Plymouth Colony was on the verge of losing their government to the authority of the Bay Colony (which officially happened in 1691).
In January 1674, the Plymouth Colony arrested three Wampanoag, Tobias, Wampapaquan, and Mattashanamo, for the murder of a Christianized and English-educated Wampanoag John Sassamon, "by laying violent hands on him and striking him, or twisting his necke, untill hee was dead".
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The holiday of Thanksgiving was born from the Puritan settlement of Plymouth, on the coast of present-day Massachusetts.
As a result, the Mayflower Compact was drafted which guaranteed the equal treatment of all settlers in the new colony.
Squanto, who was kidnapped and had experienced life in Europe as a slave and later as an observer of European culture in a monastery, had recently returned to Massachusetts only to find his former village ravaged by death and disease.
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 First Two Generations in Plymouth Colony
On 2 Jan. 1632/3 John Washburn sued Edward Doty in Plym­outh Colony for wrongfully taking a hog from him, but the court found Washburn’s case to be faulty, and dismissed it.
Plymouth Colony Records include a decision on 6 Apr. 1640 where William Sherman and John Washborne were “to have such accommodations of land as may be spared in the place where they desire.”
On 3 June 1662 he was granted a double portion of land at “Saconnet” (Little Compton) for his having been both an “ancient freeman and a former ser­vant,” but there is no record as to whom he was a servant of, and he apparently never moved to the Little Compton area.
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 The Plymouth Colony
Identify and use key concepts such as chronology, causality, change, conflict, and complexity to explain, analyze, and show connections among patterns of historical change and continuity.
Identify and describe selected historical periods and patterns of change within and across cultures, such as the rise of civilizations, the development of transportation systems, the growth and breakdown of colonial systems, and others.
After this introduction the class will read out loud chapter 5 section 2 of the book, this is a very short section, the instructor will pause to emphasize the key terms Separatist and Mayflower Compact during the reading.
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 Plymouth Colony Summary   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The colony was founded by a group of people commonly known as the "Pilgrims", of which about 40% were English religious separatists.
The Mayflower left Plymouth (England) for a third time on September 6, 1620 without her sister ship Speedwell, which had ultimately been deemed unseaworthy, and sailed for New England without a land patent prepared.
Early, abandoned settlements include the Popham Colony (present-day Maine), the "Lost Colony" of Roanoke Island (present-day North Carolina), and Cuper's Cove and Bristol's Hope in present-day Newfoundland.
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 Plymouth Colony Archive Project
The Plymouth Colony Archive Project provides scholarly analyses, documents, and data on the reconstruction of Plymouth Colony in Massachusetts along with tributes to James Deetz, the influential scholar and teacher whose work is indispensable in early American studies, particularly concerning material culture.
The site amounts to an encyclopedia of Plymouth Colony and is beyond the scope of a short review, but the appeal to the general reader is worth considering.
Fortunately, The Plymouth Colony Archive Project comprises so many images and primary documents that the view of the creators is crowded with things of the past.
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 Links : United States: Colonial - Historical Text Archive
The plantation is a research and educational facility dedicated to the discovery and preservation of knowledge about the ordinary citizen of the 18th century.
By the mid eighteenth century, rice culture, slavery, malaria and yellow fever were well established as a self-perpetuating cycle which had an adverse effect upon the life spans of the colonists.
Description: "This Plymouth Colony Archive [at the University of Virginia] presents a collection of searchable texts, including court records, Colony laws, 17th century texts, research and seminar analysis of various topics, biographical profiles of selected colonists, probate inventories, wills, maps, town and fort plans, architectural and material culture studies.
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 13 Originals
The history of the original 13 colonies is a tangled tale indeed.
Sir Richard Grenville led the fleet that brought them to the New World, the Governor of the colony was Master Ralph Lane and among the colonists was Walter Raleigh's confidant Thomas Harriot, author of "A Briefe and True Report of the New Found Land of Virginia", a chronicle of their adventure.
Although Rhode Island was one of the first colonies to embrace autonomy from the British and espouse Revolutionary ideals, it was the last of the 13 colonies to ratify the Federal Constitution and became a State in 1790.
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 Plymouth Colony timeline   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Some Plymouth men are granted lands at Green’s Harbor, which is incorporated as the town of Marshfield in 1640.
First reference in the Court records of the land north of Plymouth as “Duxburrow,” although Duxbury is not incorporated as a separate town until 1637.
Increased tension between Plymouth and the Wampanoag cause the court to demand official declaration of fidelity and submission from area Natives.
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