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Mayflower

Every child learns of the pilgrims’ voyage, on the Mayflower in

school. We all learn of the wonders, and of the miracles, that God

preformed in order to get them to Plymouth, Massachusetts. We can all learn from their mistakes, and accept the legacy that they have passed down, through the generations.

If I were a leader of a group of settlers who wanted to move to the new world, knowing what we do now, these are some of the things I would do. I would have my company leave earlier in the year, I would make friends with the Indians, and I would create a document similar to the Mayflower Compact.

I would advise my people to leave earlier in the year because it would solve many of the problems that the original colonists faced. The Mayflower hit many storms on her way across the Atlantic. Many of the storms she hit could have been avoided if she had left port earlier. Of course, there were many reasons that they left port so late. Because the Speedwell sprung a leak, it took a while for all the colonists and the sailors to get going. But despite it all, the late leaving caused many problems that could have been avoided.

One of these problems, was that the pilgrims didn’t end up where they were supposed to be. They had signed an agreement with the

London Company that they were going to dwell in North Virginia, or what we now know it as, Pennsylvania. But, because of the ferocious storms,

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