Puritans- Were a group of English Protestants (between 1600’s to the 1700’s) who sought to “purify/clean” the Church of England from all Roman Catholic practices. They were considered extremists because they did not like fun things. They became the pilgrims!
Pilgrims-a traveler who is ona journey to a holy place. This is often a physical journey to some special religious place. The pilgrims we’re talking about moved from England to North America to gain religious freedom.
Mayflower Compact- a document signed by 41 English pilgrims on the ship Mayflower on November 11, 1620. It was the first written form of government established in what is now the United States.
Colony- A region of the world governed by a distant country. It is dependent on the parent country.