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Teaching The Pilgrims Come to America

The Pilgrims Come to America

The Mayflower had been sailing for Virginia, but it ended up in what is now Massachusetts. On a cold morning in November 1620, its passengers got ready to land. Who were these people on board the ship? Today, we call the Mayflower’s passengers the Pilgrims. A pilgrim is someone who travels for religious reasons. The people on the Mayflower had left their homes in England for a new life.

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