the pilgrims, specifically.
SO REMEMBER THE SERPERTARTRARAAERSATISTS? THOSE PEOPLE?
These were those people.
because they wanted a nice little thing called
Now, a lotta people had come over looking for a little place called
CHINA. AND IF YOU KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT CHINA, YOU SHOULD KNOW THAT THIS IS NOT THE WAY TO GET THERE.
IT WENT FROM PLYMOUTH, ENGLAND TO NEW PLYMOUTH, MASSACHUSETTS.
and it started when these people were let’s start our own church yo. because ur not doin it rite so we’re
TAKING THINGS INTO OUR OWN HANDS
which they did. In Scrooby, England.
THREE GUYS. WILLIAM BREWSTER, WILLIAM BRADFORD, AND JOHN ROBINSON.
the king was this dude named
JAMES THE FIRST
james the first
KING OF ENGLAND
and when he was king there was a lot of hate for people who were anti-Church of England yep. which means persecution.
AND SO THESE THREE GUYS HAD TO MEET IN SECRET.
and church members were like getting all spied on and stuff. a few got tortured and stuff.
so the three people were like
TIME TO GO
so they moved to Holland!
WAIT NO THEY DIDN’T
that was their plan. they did not move to holland actually. it didn’t work whoops.
BASICALLY THEIR PLOT TO LEAVE GOT DISCOVERED AND THEY WERE THROWN IN PRISON. ACTUALLY A LOT OF PEOPLE GOT THROWN IN JAIL.
so there was another attempt to leave but it failed again
THEN THEY JUMPED ON A SHIP AND LEFT YEP.
but the authorities stopped the women and children???? wat
THEN THEY GOT LET GO LATER YAY AND EVERYONE WENT TO AMSTERDAM ABOUT THE SAME TIME JOHN SMYTH WAS THERE.
and then about 100 moved to Leiden. In Holland. And even though it wasn’t home, they had religious freedom. Which was nice.
THINGS STARTED TO STOP GOING AS SMOOTHLY AS THEY WANTED IT TO, THOUGH.
The people worked in factories instead of on farms. And they started. Like. Turning. Dutch. Instead of English. Which nobody liked.
AND BREWSTER WAS KIND OF IN TROUBLE FOR WRITING AND SENDING RELIGIOUS STUFF OVER TO ENGLAND.
SO THE SEPARATISTS DECIDED TO RELOCATE
they kinda just sailed over to america then and it wasn’t that bad.
BREWSTER WAS THE GUY WHO KINDA LED THE THING.
some merchants provided a boat called the Speedwell and failed over to England.
ROBINSON STAYED IN HOLLAND.
so they were in england and some Strangers (capitalized) were like HAY CAN WE COME WITH
BY THE WAY, STRANGERS ARE BASICALLY ADVENTUROUS BUSINESSMEN
this weird group over here were called the pilgrims. and theres something here not like fitting right ok
BUT ANYWAY THEY STARTED OUT WITH TWO BOATS. THE SPEEDWELL AND THE MAYFLOWER.
but you’ve probably never heard of the speedwell have you. have you. have you?
NO. YOU HAVEN’T. THAT’S BECAUSE IT WAS OLD AND BASICALLY “LOLNOPE”
so just the mayflower went
BUT MOST PEOPLE GOT ALONG PRETTY WELL
and after 65 days at sea they saw land
LAND LANDLANDNLANDLNAL LAND LAND LAND LANDLANDLAND LAND LANDLANDNLANDLAND
in massetchuses or however you spell it
INSTEAD OF VIRGINIA, WHERE THEY WERE SUPPOSED TO LAND. BUT THE SHORE WAS REALLY ROCKY AND WINDY AND STUFF.
and so some guys signed the Mayflower Compact. Which said they were going to be “Self governed.”
and since they weren’t in Virginia, they weren’t under Virginia laws.
THEY NEEDED TO MAKE SOME LAWS THEN.
and so they wrote some and there was this guy they elected to be their first governer.
HIS NAME WAS JOHN CARVER.
and the Mayflower Compact being signed doesn’t really sound like a big deal??????
YEAH IT IS. IT REALLYREALLY IS. REALLY REALLY REALLY IS OK. IT WAS A BIGIBIGBIGBIGBGIGIGBIG DEAL YO. SRS BZNZ
the serparatists did
NOT IMPOSE THEIR FAITH AND RELIGION ON THE STRANGERS AND THE STRANGERS DID NOT FORCE THE SEPARATISTS INTO ANYTHING.
these people know what they’re doing.
SO THERE’S THIS GUY.
His names was Myles Standish. And he met the Separatists back in Lieden.
AND THEY VOTED HIM TO BE THE FIRST CAPTAIN.
but he wasn’t very good at native americans
MEANING HE KILLED THEM.
anyway after like 5 weeks he finally found a nice place for everyone to settle down
AND THEY DID SO.
the official date of their landing was December 26th, 1620.
THERE’S A ROCK AT PLYMOUTH WHERE A LOT OF PEOPLE SAY THEY LANDED.
and unlike Jamestown, everyone was working nice and hard and stuff which is good
WINTER WAS REALLY HARD THOUGH BECAUSE EVERYBODY GOT SICK EXCEPT FOR 7 OF THEM LIKE SERIOUSLY THATS 102 PEOPLE MINUS SEVEN THAT’S SICK.
and 42 people died whoops
SO THERE WAS THIS INDIAN NAMED “SAMOSET”
and he said “welcome englishmen welcome englishmen”
JUST LIKE THAT AND THEY’RE LIKE “WAT”
because he was speaking english
AND HE BROUGHT THEM THIS GUY SQUANTO WHO SPOKE ENGLISH PRETTY WELL
and then he brought them the chief yep. he was nice though it’s cool calm yoself nothing bad happens
AND THIS GUY SQUANTO IS REALLY IMPORT AND WE’RE GONNA HAVE A WHOLE POST ON HIM HE’S PRETTY KICKIN
and in april of 1621 their governor died.
AND BRADFORD GOT TO BE THE NEW GOVERNOR AND HE WAS REALLY GOOD AT IT OK