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Deconstructing History: Mayflower
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How many people were on the Mayflower? And how long did it take for them to get to Plymouth? Get the facts.
The MayflowerVideo Clip (2:18)
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From the Pilgrims' reasons for leaving Europe to the treacherous journey across the Atlantic, musician and artist Jeffrey Lewis puts to song the story of the Mayflower.
History of Thanksgiving
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Although Thanksgiving celebrations dated back to the first European settlements in America, it was not until the 1860s that Abraham Lincoln declared the last Thursday of November to be a national holiday.
The English Reformation
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Henry VIII's marital problems lead to a break with the Catholic Church and decades of conflict as England becomes a Protestant nation.
Life in Jamestown
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Find out what it took to be a settler in the early-American colony of Jamestown.
The Value of Tobacco
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Tobacco was the lifeblood of the early Southern colonies, and its profits led directly to the rapid growth of slavery in the new nation.
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The first permanent European settlement in New England, Plymouth was founded by a group of religious separatists who arrived on the Mayflower in 1620.Go
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