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Why was the Plymouth Plantation important?

Around 1630 Bradford began to compile his two-volume Of Plymouth Plantation, 1620-1647, one of the most important early chronicles of the settlement of New England. Bradford's history was singular in its tendency to separate religious from secular concerns.

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Besides, what is the purpose of Plymouth Plantation?

The audience is anyone that reads the book. He wrote this story to inform the readers of the hardships that the settlers went through in order to reach the new land but they pushed through and stayed strong.

Likewise, why was Plymouth more successful than Jamestown? Jamestown offered anchorage and a good defensive position. Warm climate and fertile soil allowed large plantations to prosper. Plymouth provided good anchorage and an excellent harbor. Cold climate and thin, rocky soil limited farm size.

Also, why is the history of Plymouth Plantation important?

He was important for colonial American history because he was a signer of the Mayflower Compact, he played an important role in the first Thanksgiving, he was Plymouth colony's governor for more than 30 years, and he wrote Of Plymouth Plantation, one of the first history books on European settlement in the New World.

Why was the Mayflower Compact important?

The Mayflower Compact was important because it was the first document to establish self-government in the New World. It remained active until 1691 when Plymouth Colony became part of Massachusetts Bay Colony.

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