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The Pilgrims

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Explore the converging forces, circumstances, personalities and events that propelled a group of English men and women west across the Atlantic in 1620. The challenges they faced in making new lives for themselves still resonate almost 400 years later: the tensions of faith and freedom in American society, the separation of Church and State, and cultural encounters resulting from immigration.

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In the early 17th century, a small group of religious radicals embarked from England to establish a separat...

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Pilgrims Timeline

A collection of timelines documenting the Pilgrims' journey and experiences in America.

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The Pilgrims Trailer

The challenges the Pilgrims faced in making new lives for themselves still resonate almost 400 years later:...

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