English explorer who helped found the colony at Jamestown, Virginia
He was one of the English settlers at Jamestown (and he married Pocahontas). He discovered how to successfully grow tobacco in Virginia and cure it for export, which made Virginia an economically successful colony.
a Powhatan woman (the daughter of Powhatan) who befriended the English at Jamestown and is said to have saved Captain John Smith's life (1595-1617)
the date in when the Plymouth colony was founded
A Pilgrim, the second governor of the Plymouth colony, 1621-1657. He developed private land ownership and helped colonists get out of debt. He helped the colony survive droughts, crop failures, and Indian attacks.
The Mayflower Compact
Agreement signed by Pilgrims before they landed at Plymouth Rock to agree how they would govern their colony. Connection to American democracy: We make agreements to settle things and keep our country a unified nation.
a signed written agreement between two or more parties (nations) to perform some action
a document incorporating an institution and specifying its rights
Native American who helped the English colonists in Massachusetts develop agricultural techniques and served as an interpreter between the colonists and the Wampanoag.
c1580-1661, North American Indian leader: sachem of the Wampanoag tribe; negotiator of peace treaty with the Pilgrims 1621 (father of King Philip).