European Settlers in North America in the 17th Century

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What was the main reason the group of people on the Mayflower set sail from England?

To escape religious persecution

How many crew members were aboard the Mayflower on the journey to America?

25

Which Native American tribe helped the early settlers by providing food and teaching them survival skills?

Wampanoag

How many settlers and Wampanoag people were present at the first Thanksgiving meal?

53 settlers, 90 Wampanoag

What was the population of the 13 British colonies on the east coast of America by 1770?

Around 3 million

What was the main challenge faced by the early settlers during their first winter in New England?

Shortage of food

Learn about the arrival of the first European settlers in North America in the 17th century and the indigenous inhabitants they encountered. Discover the journey of the group of people who sailed from England on the Mayflower in 1620 to escape religious persecution.

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