Mayflower Setting & Symbolism

Nathaniel Philbrick
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The Mayflower

The ship the Pilgrims traveled on to reach the New World.

Leiden, Holland

The Puritans fled to Leiden from England, hoping to find religious freedom. They departed from Leiden for their journey to the New World.

The Speedwell

The Pilgrims hired this ship to take them to the New World. However, it sprang a leak and was not able to leave England with them.

Cape Cod

Cape Cod is a thirty mile stretch of barrier beach in New England. It was the first land the Pilgrims sighted.

Mayflower Compact

An agreement made between the Strangers and the Leideners about the new colony. The Mayflower Compact set up a civil government and bound the Mayflower's passengers to each other.

Provincetown Harbor

This is where the Pilgrims first anchored and explored the New World from. They called it Cape Cod Harbor and it was one of the largest...

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