Jamestown and Plymouth were both the first successful towns in the “new world” aka United states, in the 1700’s. Jamestown was located in Virginia and Plymouth was located in Massachusetts. Both towns had their ups and downs. In this essay i will discuss the compare and contrast between the towns.
And non-Separatists are forced to leave England and founded the Massachusetts Bay Colony while leaving the separatists England on their will, they found Plymouth Colony. Each of these colonies was not made for economic reasons, it was used for religious reasons. The Puritans came from England to Massachusetts with families, which means a large number of the population which Jamestsown do not have. Puritans established their own government, who was called the Mayflower
Jamestown was an awful place to be in the early 1600’s. Therefore, it was very difficult to be a settler here. When the settlers got to Jamestown, they were located near a lot of Native American tribes, which only made living there even harder. Also, a lot of the men who came to the new colony had no idea of how to work. Lastly, Jamestown ran out of food, which was known as the “Starving Time”. Although Jamestown faced many challenges, it was able to become the first English colony in America.
“The General History of Virginia” and “Of Plymouth Plantation” are similar and different in many ways. They are the first settlers of America and came for different reasons, different goals, and different ways of life. Although they were different they both risked their lives for a new life in return. John Smith and William Bradford were two different people. John Smith was an Adventurer and William Bradford was a Puritan. Their differences and similarities personified through two works of writing.
The Jamestown and Plymouth settlements were both settled in the early 1600's. Plymouth and Jamestown were located along the shoreline in Massachusetts and Virginia, respectively. Although both had different forms of government, they both had strong leadership. Jamestown was controlled by the London Company, who wanted to profit from the venture, while the Puritans who settled at Plymouth were self-governed with an early form of democracy and settled in the New World to gain religious freedom. John Smith took charge in efforts to organize Jamestown, and at Plymouth William Bradford helped things run smoothly.
Unfortunately, both group, Plymouth and Jamestown became to have settlers rebel and not agree to rules and began having ideas of rebellion. The idea of staying together and being controlled by the prominent ruler, whether it was John Smith or William Bradford was difficult. It was also difficult to maintain a sustainable resource of food growth and crops. The fall of resource began and the commoners began to become greedy for survival and took advantage of the unsustainable rate of food production leaving others to starve and die. Both towns eventually collapsed because of the cause of starvation and death.
Jamestown presented more prospects to colonists than Massachusetts Bay Colony by allowing more than one religion, workers rights, and freedom of speech. Jamestown settlers had a bond from England guarantees the rights of settlers, as they would have had it in England. The Puritans formed the Massachusetts Bay Colony and they established a charter also. Both colonies had their have and have not in them. Massachusetts Bay Colony encourage the church greatly and Jamestown boost working over religion. The starting of a democracy, equality was from Jamestown.
During the 17th and 18th century, English residents felt that England was over-crowded and intolerable. They wanted to lessen these problems that rose up because of the large population increase and to establish more religious freedom (Horn). The English believed that the best way to go about this was to colonize the New World. Subsequently, many colonies began to develop, and of these colonies, Massachusetts Bay and Virginia were the most well-known. The early settlements of Massachusetts and Virginia were both established by similar groups of people at the same time; furthermore, their contrasting beginnings as a colony, views on religion, and method of economic stability all contributed to our American heritage today.
The English had two main colonies in the new world, Jamestown and Plymouth. The first colony was Jamestown, established in Virginia in 1607.Jamestown was settled by Captain John Smith, and was named by after King James I. And Plymouth is in Massachusetts it was the second English settlement in North America. The Englishmen were attempting to settle in the new area they encountered many struggles along with sickness and hunger.
In 1620, people had to flee from religious persecution, and endure fierce storms while still relying on the grace of God to save them. At the same time in other parts of the world, the wrath of God was preached to the church bringing the fear of God into the people. William Bradford is the author of “Of Plymouth Plantation” who was a pilgrim writing of their voyage and how hard it was, yet through it all they still relied on God. Jonathan Edwards preached a sermon called “Sinners in the hands of an Angry God”, and might I say they title speaks for its self. Just by looking at the titles of these two texts you would think that they have nothing in common but I am here to tell you that you could never be more wrong.
In the stories “The general history of Virginia” by John Smith and “Plymouth Plantation” by William Bradford, there are many similarities and differences between these two.
The stories called “The General History of Virginia” and “Of Plymouth Plantation” are both similar and dissimilar stories. These stories were journals of two different people going through the process of building their own town. Even though these stories are very much different from each other, they both talk about the same thing. They both want to build a town where the number of population is very high. Although “Of Plymouth Plantation” is a story where religion is something they do, something they have faith on, it helps them. It helps them in a way because they are starving and have no food nor water. But, having faith is what helps them go through the struggle of starvation. In the other story “The General History of Virginia” they are
Long before the Founding Fathers, European countries built settlements in the wilderness of the New World. During the 1600’s, English settlers founded Plymouth and Jamestown along the Eastern Coast of North America. Puritans established Plymouth to escape the Catholic Church of England. The Virginia Company established Jamestown in search of fortune. Both settlements managed unavoidable contact with the natives. Although both Plymouth and Jamestown’s interactions with Native Americans included early encounters, diplomatic intermediaries, and peace treaties, Jamestown’s approach differed from by displaying less aggression.
In 1492 Christopher Columbus “discovered” the New World. This “discovery” led to the colonization of the New World by several European nations. European nations, such as Great Britain, started colonization for a variety of reasons.
In the colony of Jamestown there was so many things going on for instance, many people wanted to make money right away like they just wanted to find a ways to make money. They didn't care if you made money they just cared about themselves. The Jamestown was a hardworking colony, but only because they wanted to make some money, but that's not how it should work, they would've been even more successful if they all would work and make companies and make trades with Britain or keep the stock of their products and then they start to sell it and use the money that they get to upgrade on their products to increase production. The leader of the Jamestown colony was a man named John Smith or