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Answer to Question #71338 in Other History for leah

Question #71338
how were the plymouths settlers different from the jamestown settlers?
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Solution:

There are next differences between plymouths and jamestown settlers [1-2]:
Location:
-Jamestown: Virginia, warm climate, defensive position, good for plantations
-Plymouth: Massachusetts, cold climate, good harbor, thin rocky soil, lumbering, shipbuilding, fishing and trade prospered
Reasons for Colony:
-Jamestown: claiming land and riches
-Plymouth: escaping religious persecution
Early Setbacks:
-Jamestown: inexperience, unwillingness to work, poor Indian relations, disease, starvation
-Plymouth: hunger, disease, environmental hazards
Religious Differences:
-Jamestown: Anglican church
-Plymouth: Puritans
Government:
-Jamestown: representative gov.
-Plymouth: self-gov. agreement- Mayflower Compact
Relations With Indians:
-Jamestown: unstable relations with Powhatans
-Plymouth: good relations until war was later declared in 1636

Answer: location, reasons for colony, early setbacks, religious differences, government, relations with Indians
Sources:
1. http://www.jstor.org/stable/1915541
2. https://www.apstudynotes.org/us-history/topics/the-first-english-settlements/

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