Mayflower Topics for Discussion

Nathaniel Philbrick
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Why did the Pilgrims decide to come to the New World? What did they hope to find here?

Philbrick says the real history of the Pilgrims is different than what we are often taught. What does he mean by this? How does the real history differ from what we have been told?

What were the causes of King Philip's War? How did the actions of both Native Americans and the English lead to the conflict?

Philbrick argues that the Pilgrims probably would not have survived without the help of Massasoit. Do you agree or disagree? Why?

In what ways does Benjamin Church symbolize what America would become?

Compare and contrast William Bradford and Benjamin Church. In what ways did each contribute to the history of the Pilgrims and America?

The English forced many Native groups into King Philip's War. How did they do this? What effect did...

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