Sites with Specific Information about the History of the Plymouth Colony in Colonial America

Academic Kids' Encyclopedia :Plymouth: Complete historical facts

The Plymouth Colony Archive Project: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

Plymouth Colony History:Historical facts and summary

Plimoth-on-the-Web.com:Facts, information, and links to other resources

Sonofthesouth.net: New Plymouth: EXTENSIVE historical background about the Plymouth Colony complete with photographs and images. Included are links to complete explanations about important people, documents, and events.

Wikipedia: The Plymouth Colony:A complete history



History of Crime and Punishment in the Plymouth Colony in Colonial America Crime and Punishment in the Plymouth Colonies
Colonial Crimes and Punishment Crime and Punishment in Colonial America

Documents Important to History of the Plymouth Colony in Colonial America
The Mayflower Compact Charter of Massachusetts Bay

History of the Mayflower and Its Passengers  
The Mayflower Voyage Voyage of the Mayflower
The Mayflower from Wikipedia Things the Pilgrims Brought on the Mayflower
Mayflower Passenger's Genealogy Common Mayflower and Pilgrim Myths
History.com: The Mayflower Videos Mayflower Myths
Women of the Mayflower The Mayflower Passenger List
Girls on the Mayflower Sep. 1620: Mayflower Voyage
The Crew of the Mayflower Things the Pilgrims Brought on the Mayflower
Inside the Mayflower The End of the Mayflower


Native Nations Important to the History of the Plymouth Colony in Colonial America Massasoit - chief of the Wampanoag
Wampanoag History Massasoit and the Pilgrims
Wikipedia: The Wampanoag and the Pilgrims Massasoit
Samoset - the First Native American to Make Contact with the Pilgrims Biography of Tsquantum (Squanto)
Massasoit - Friend to the Pilgrims Squanto--God's Special Indian - a Thanksgiving Story
People Important to the History of the Plymouth Colony in Colonial America Anne Hutchinson
John Alden Anne Hutchinson Biography
John Alden - Assistant in Colony Government Anne Hutchinson : Making a Difference
John Alden Biography History.com: The Life of Anne Hutchinson
William Bradford Miles Standish
William Bradford Miles Standish - Colonial Leader
Governor William Bradford Miles Standish Biography
William Bradford: History of Plymouth Plantation Roger Williams
Honoring the Life of William Bradford Roger Williams Biography
William Brewster Roger Williams, Founder of Rhode Island
William Brewster - Religious Leader History.com Williams Establishes the Colony of Rhode Island
William Brewster Biography John Winthrop
John Carver
John Carver - Governor John Winthrop
John Carver Biography John Winthrop Biography

History of the Pilgrims in the Plymouth Colony in Colonial America A Brief History of the Pilgrims
Interesting Pilgrim Trivia History.com The Pilgrims: a Video
The Pilgrims - from Wikipedia Who Were the Pilgrims?
Difference between a Pilgrim and Puritan Pilgrim History
Pilgrim Hall Museum Pilgrim Hall Museum: The Pilgrim Story


History of Pilgrim Clothing in the Plymouth Colony in Colonial America
Daily Life: Pilgrim Clothes Clothing of the Pilgrims
Pilgrim Clothing Plymouth Colony Clothing

History of the Pilgrim Families in the Plymouth Colony in Colonial America
Pilgrim Daily LIfe: Housing Pilgrim Daily LIfe: Food
Pilgrim Daily LIfe: Clothes Pilgrim Daily LIfe: School

History of Religion in the Plymouth Colony in Colonial America Religion in New England
Strict Religion Rules in New England Puritanism in New England
Religion and Church in New England What's the Difference Between a Puritan and a Pilgrim?

History of the First Thanksgiving
1621 - First Thanksgiving First Thanksgiving History and Menu
The First Thanksgiving Thanksgiving History
What Happened at the First Thanksgiving? (interactive site) Abraham Lincoln's 1863 Proclamation of Thanksgiving

History of the Writings of the Pilgrims in the Plymouth Colony in Colonial America
Chronicles of the Pilgrim Fathers
Pastor John Robinson's Farewell Letter to the Pilgrims (1620) Who Left for Plymouth A Written History of Plymouth Plantation by William Bradford

Also see New England Colony for additional Plymouth Colony Information


Sites Which Include Information about the History of the Plymouth Colony in Colonial America

13 Originals: The history of the original 13 colonies

Archiving Early America: A wealth of resources about 18th Century America, original newspapers, maps, writings, biographies

Colonization: New England: Historical facts from Wikipedia

Colonization: The New England Colonies: Lots of informational links to facts and information about colonization and the American colonies

Facts about the Thirteen American Colonies

Have Fun with History: Colonial America: American colonial life existed just shy of 180 years before the United States of America emerged as a nation independent of British rule. These formative years are reflected with free streaming videos from Have Fun with History; included in collection: Early settlers of New England; Puritan Family of Early New England; The Town Crier (Massachusetts). The Mayflower II (building a replica), The Scarlet Letter

How Stuff Works: Plymouth Colony: Informational sites about the Plymouth Colony, some of which include videos

Outline of American History - The New England Colonies: Historical

Thirteen Colonies: Historical facts and information

The New England Colonies: From Wikipedia



Plymouth Colony: History and Facts

Interesting Facts about the History of Plymouth Colony in Colonial America

*The Mayflower landed at Massachusetts in December, 1620, the survivors founded the Plymouth Colony.

*The settlers who founded Plymouth were Pilgrims.

*The Pilgrims were Christians who fled England to have the freedom to practice their religion.

*It is believed that John Alden, a carpenter, set foot on a small rock on shore. There are no records to prove this, but this rock became known as Plymouth Rock.

*The Mayflower, which sailed from Plymouth, England, in November of the year 1620 actually landed at Cape Cod in Massachusetts before again setting sail and landing at what would become the Plymouth colony.

The Pilgrims drew up an agreement called the Mayflower Compact which was signed on November 11, 1620. This compact pledged allegiance to the King of England but allowed the Pilgrims to form its own government and establish laws that were in their best interest.

John Carver was the very first governor of the Plymouth Colony.

*The important leaders of the Plymouth Colony were William Bradford, William Brewster, and Miles Standish.

During the first winter of the Plymouth Colony about 45 of the 102 settlers died from scurvy and exposure to the harsh winter. Only 53 people were alive in November 1621 to celebrate the first Thanksgiving.

*Thanksgiving, which became a national holiday in 1863, is celebrated in America each November to remember the First Thanksgiving.

*The first Thanksgiving was celebrated with the Pilgrims and the Wampanoag Indians.

*Squanto helped the Pilgrims and the Wampanoag Indians understand each other. Squanto had been a slave in England and knew the English language as well as his Native American language.


Colonial Charters

Colonial Charters, Grants, and Related Documents: From Yale Law School - A list of documents and their texts for every colony in early America - dates supplied as well


Maps of Early America Rare Map Collection - Colonial America
Other Colonial Pages
The Jamestown Colony The Plymouth Colony
The Lost Colony of Roanoke The New England Colonies
The Middle Colonies The Southern Colonies


American History Calendar

American History Calendar: A calendar site showing American history in a unique way: through a user-friendly web calendar. Birthdays of important people in American history and important events in American history can be viewed; interactive - browse through it and display details on a specific person or event. A printer friendly version of the calendar is also available.


American History Museum

Smithsonian National Museum of American History Search Engine: Discover history through objects, photographs, interactive timelines: Complete archived collections - excellent!


The History Channel

The History Channel: Each month the History Channel takes new explorations into the past and puts them on display for you, utilizing state-of-the-art interactive technology; listen to speeches drawn from the most famous broadcasts and recordings of the Twentieth Century. The History Channel Time Machine brings you to a different speech every day; trivia quiz; fact of the day; games.


U.S. History Images

U.S. History Images: What better way to learn about and appreciate the history of the United States than through viewing the illustrations of artists from the last century and a half! The images are all in the public domain and are free for anyone to use in any way after viewing the Terms of Use. This website is a work in progress and new images are always being added. Present topics for images include: Life in the Colonies, Colonial Patriots, Native Americans, Native American Culture, The Age of Exploration, and Explorers


Educational American History Powerpoints

Educational American History Videos

Links to Other History Sites that Might also Contain Information about the History of the Plymouth Colony

Archiving Early America: A wealth of resources about 18th Century America, original newspapers, maps, writings, biographies

History of the United States Complete Historical Archive: Directory listed in alphabetical order by events

History Place: American Revolution, Civil War, featured articles, history of the U.S.A.


Reference Sites to Help in Your Research

American Memory Learning Page of the Library of Congress: Historical collections of photographs, documents, motion pictures, and sound recordings about American culture and history - SEARCHABLE by keyword

Biographies of Famous People Both Past and Present: - SEARCHABLE by keyword

The Biographic Dictionary: Covers more than 33,000 notable men and women who have shaped our world from ancient times to the present day- SEARCHABLE by keyword

Encyclopedia Smithsonian: Encyclopedia Smithsonian features answers to frequently asked questions about the Smithsonian and links to Smithsonian resources from A to Z

Information Please: On-Line Dictionary; Encyclopedia; Almanac, and MORE

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