Squanto, also called Tisquantum, was an Native American interpreter and guide for Pilgrims in the New World. Thomas Hunt kidnapped Squanto and brought him to Spain to be sold into slavery. Squanto escaped to England and returned home in 1619, he found that all of his people had been wiped out by disease. Fluent in English, he became a member of the Plymouth colony and served as a guide. Squanto was born into the Pawtuxet people who occupied lands in present-day Massachusetts and Rhode Island.
Social differences were evident in the New England and Chesapeake regions. After the Protestant Revolution occurred in Europe, Puritans who were seeking religious freedom and escape persecution fled to the New World. As a result, the Northern colonies had religious-oriented lives. From the list of emigrants going to New England, there were six families on board made up sixty-nine of the ships passengers . Not only did families tend to move to New England, but also the whole English group made the bolt to find a place where they could set up “a city upon a hill”, and become an exemplary to all who follow to live by as John Winthrop asserted to his Puritan followers .
The movie begins in 1607 in England. A crew is getting ready to leave for the “ New World” bringing settlers from the Virginia Company. The ship that is taking them is the Susan Constant. The Susan Constant was actually the largest of the three Virginia Company ships. It led the 1607-1608 voyage of settlers that led to the founding of Jamestown.
Gosnold, and other important men in London organized the Virginia Company of London and were granted a charter by king James 1 on April 10, 1606 to establish a colony in Virginia. In December 1606, the company dispatched three ships carrying 104 settlers, including Captain Smith, to start this colony. Established on May 13, 1607, the colony was named Jamestown, in honor of the king. It became the first English settlement in North America and first of 13 English colonies that won independence from England and became the first 13 states of the United States of America. Jamestown’s fate hung in balance, for many years, and some historians credit Jamestown’s survival on the efforts of John Smith.
Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo was a Portuguese explorer and was famous for his exploration of the west coast of North America on behalf of Spain. Cabrillo was the first European explorer to navigate the coast of present day California.Not much is known about his early life, but Juan Rodriguez was born on 1499 in Castilla .Cabrillo served in the army of a famous conquistador Hernan Cortes, where he joined the conquest of Mexico and Guatemala. Cabrillo fought as a captain of crossbowmen in the battles between Aztecs and the Spanish. After the defeat of the Aztecs, Cabrillo joined different Spanish military expeditions in what today southern Mexico, Guatemala and San Salvador. By the 1530s Cabrillo established himself as a citizen of Santiago.
The first people recorded living there were Native Americans called the Jaradite Nation. A few years after Columbus’s discovery, citizens from Europe came over to the Americas and made it a colony under Europe’s rule. The movement was peaceful until the Europeans became greedy for land and started pushing the Native Americans westward across America. While trying to take care of all the land the colony’s inhibitors kept getting sick. To solve the workload problem, colonist started importing Africans to make them work cruelly making America what it is today.
The voyage was long and dreary. Entering Chesapeake Bay they named the two projecting points at its sides Cape Henry and cape Charles, after the two sons of the king as first of the permanent settlement. It will be difficult to imagine a set of man less fitted to build a colony and found a nation than were those who settle at Jamestown in 1607. Among them were twelve laborers, a blacksmith, a mason, a barber, and a tailor. There was Winfield, who becomes the first president of the governing council.
Some tribes were violent and always at war others believed that piece and kindness was the way. The first Indians to settle in the north were the paleo and it was said that Christopher Columbus was the first to discover America, although he was Portuguese he sailed for Spain, monarchs Ferdinand and Isabella, he was in charge of sailing the Nina, the pinto and the Santa Maria, but he actually landed in the Bahamas and later many European explores followed landing in different locations. During this time explores were not looking to settle in these locations, but to just find routes to travel and establish different ways of trading goods. But once Spain had decided that they were in charge of North
He was against the idea of pure democracy because of ‘’common folks’’. He also helped puritans to thrive in trade, fur and shipbuilding. KING PHILIP’S WAR – * A series of battles in New Hampshire between the colonists and the Wompanoags, led by Metacom, a chief also known as King Philip. The war was started when the Massachusetts government tried to assert court jurisdiction over the local Indians. * The colonists won with the help of the Mohawks, and this victory opened up additional Indian lands for expansion.
Only around half of the one hundred plus passengers on the Mayflower survived that first winter, mostly because of diseases contracted on the voyage. The main reason the Pilgrims came was to practice religion freely and to be away from England including the restrictions on religion.  A Native American named Squanto taught the colonists how to catch eel and grow corn the following year (1621). His assistance was remarkable, considering that the Pilgrims were living on the site his deceased Patuxet tribe had established as a village before they were wiped out from diseases brought over by earlier traders from