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Thursday, August 6, 2009

Pilgrims Progress

In 1620 another group of people were en route to North America. These people were known as Pilgrims, they worse shoes with buckles on them.

These people came from England for the pursuit of religious freedom, and of course to make some money for the people that financed their trip.

They made their trip on the Mayflower and landed at Plymouth Rock in modern day Massachusetts. Then they became really close friends with the Native Americans in that area. They had a huge feast called Thanksgiving where they gave thanks, ate food, and watched football.

Scratch that...
the Indians did teach them how to farm and they did have a feast but they weren’t exactly BFF[4]. But all these years later we still celebrate the “friendship” by eating too much, drinking too much, and those recreations at Elementary schools of the first thanksgiving when children are dressed in paper grocery bags and make turkeys by tracing their hands. Its an American tradition, and we love it.

4. Best Friends Forever…duh.

Many other groups traveled to North America to make their new homes.
There were Puritans and Separatists, Quakers[5], French Fur trappers, Dutch, Spanish, Portuguese, many people from all different walks of life.
[5]Yes, like the oatmeal guy



Colonies were popping up everywhere, well not really everywhere, mostly just on the Eastern Seaboard. Eventually though the British had control over these colonies. They existed to serve
the motherland, the mighty crown. These colonies were; South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia[6], Virginia[7], Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire.

These 13 colonies would go on to be famously called, The 13 Colonies.


[6]Was for debtors.

[7]Is for lovers.

1 comment:

  1. WAIT A SECOND!!!!
    I was told they didn't have buckles on their hats...
    I recall a Mr. Levi Boyd Bridges popping my knowledge bubble of history...
    apparently the Vikings didn't have horns on their hats...
    pocahontas was 13 and didn't love John smith...
    And John Smith wasn't a handsome gent...
    yet, i still miss that class!
    Keep posting these K.O!
    I love them!
    Terah Jo

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