Conclusion of our series on The Pilgrims Settle Plymouth. The Mayflower Compact having been concluded, the Pilgrims construct their rude settlement and attempt to survive the winter of 1620-1621. The weather was mild for
but severe compared to Massachusetts .
The Pilgrims had been weakened by the privations of their voyage and by
the exploratory phase of their undertaking; death ensued. Their settlement did not begin until
While not so much in fashion now, their values formed a huge part of the beginning of American civilization.
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