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Lola Gomez Professor Smith History 1301-119 (29651) 30 August 2021 Chapter Two: England's New World Experiments 1607–1732 In this chapter, we start off in 1607 with the arrival of thousands of colonists in Jamestown,Virginia. Colonists decided to move to the colonies to escape poverty, the Church of England, make money, and to improve their social position. With the example of the labeled “starving time”, we understand that the settlements were not maintained the best and suffered in their early years. It became so bad that cannibalism occurred between the colonists, despite them judging the Native Americans for doing the same. The settlements also suffered due to attacks from the Native Americans, diseases, and harsh winters. Chesapeake Bay, a well known settlement, was created to bring profit to England, but it failed miserably due to these same reasons. Following this in 1620, the Pilgrims arrived on the Mayflower. Pilgrims were an example of colonists that wanted to escape the Church of England, but they also wanted to discover gold like others. Another religious group that arrived in the 1630s was the Puritans. This religious group was attempting to create a purer form of the Church of England. Keep in mind that being Jewish, Catholic, anti-Pilgrim, or anti-puritan was against what was socially accepted. That said,

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