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Drive Thru American History

The Pilgrims of New England (#102)

Recalls the Pilgrims’ decision to leave England and find a place free from religious persecution and traces the Pilgrim exodus to Amsterdam, to Leiden, and finally to America where a land patent gives the settlers permission to settle in Virginia. Explains that the Mayflower Compact established social order that would ultimately inspire the words of the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence. [18 minutes] Closed Captioning

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Series Description: This award-winning series explores the discovery and founding of America. Visit Christopher Columbus’ birthplace in Italy and the place in Spain where he set sail for America. From there through the Revolutionary War and the beginnings of a nation, these programs provide a fast paced drive through history that’s just plain “ cool.”

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