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The original settlers of Plymouth Colony were known as the Pilgrim Fathers, or simply as Pilgrims. Before this, the settlers were known as "Old Comers." More »

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When the Pilgrims lived in England, they were called Separatists and considered an extremist group. Dissatisfied with the lax rules of the Church of England at the time, the Separatists formed an illegal congregation apa... More »

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The Mayflower carried 102 passengers, roughly 40 of them Pilgrims, from England to North America in 1620. The Pilgrims, who referred to themselves as "Saints," were Protestant Separatists hoping to create a church in the... More »

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The Pilgrims were a small group that left England in 1620 on the Mayflower to start a new life in the New World. They established the region's first permanent European settlement at Plymouth Harbor, although English fish... More »

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When the Pilgrims lived in England, they were called Separatists and considered an extremist group. Dissatisfied with the lax rules of the Church of England at the time, the Separatists formed an illegal congregation apa... More »

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The Mayflower Compact established that the Pilgrims and other settlers who arrived at Cape Cod aboard the Mayflower in November 1620 would abide by the laws and ordinances of a "civil body politic" they would mutually se... More »

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The first Thanksgiving meal was held by the Pilgrims and the neighboring Wampanoag tribe at Plymouth to celebrate the Pilgrims' first successful harvest. The Pilgrims also had a Thanksgiving prayer period prior to this, ... More »

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