1. (1607) Jamestown was formed: This event was significant because it was the beginning of the English colonies in the New World. Jamestown the first permanent English settlement in the Americas. The colonization was funded the by Virginia Company. After this colony was formed, more people started to come over from England. Without these colonists the Virginia colony would be much different. It also helped them learn about what kind of people they needed to send over. At first they sent over gentlemen who did not work, but then they realized they needed farmers. Results of the Jamestown colony included the fact that this was essentially the beginning of the English relations with the Native Americans, or “Indians.” Also, Jamestown was a
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The Separatists, also known as the “Saints”, fleeing religious persecution from James VI and I, wrote it. They traveled aboard the Mayflower in 1620 along with adventurers, tradesmen, and servants, most of whom were referred to as "Strangers". The Mayflower Compact is important because of its principle that a government's authority derives from the consent of the governed. The signers of the Compact stated that the authority to make laws in the colony was also based on the fact that the inhabitants consented to be subject to those laws. The Plymouth Colony became the most democratic colony at that time, since every adult male head of household was a shareholder in the company and had the right to vote for governor of the colony.
6. (1620-1640) Puritans migrate to Massachusetts Bay colony: They were much more focused on religion rather than money. They were much more organized than the Virginians. This created two separate groups in the New World that later on would change many things such as the Indian interactions. Several beliefs differentiated Puritans from other Christians. The first was their Calvinistic belief in predestination. Puritans believed that belief in Jesus and participation in the sacraments could not alone effect one's salvation; one cannot choose salvation, for that is the privilege of God alone. All features of salvation are determined by God's sovereignty, including choosing those