The Mayflower

By Vicente Lopez

England's religous conflicts led to the Plymouth Colony because they wanted their own religion."One group of Puritans, called Separatists or Pilgrims, knew when they weren't welcome and decided to leave for Holland, where the government really didn't care what religion you practiced."By 1616, one group of Separatists (henceforth known as Pilgrims) decided that America was the ticket for a group of people who wanted both religious freedom and to not be bothered with immoral neighbors. The group petitioned the Virginia Companies (there were two branches - Virginia company Plymouth and Virginia Company London). The Virginia Company London agreed to allow the Separatists to settle north of Jamestown if they agreed to become indentured servants for a period of 7 years."

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