Check Your Knowledge: Early Settlement of America

Painting depicting the arrival of the Pilgrims in Plymouth, Massachusetts
Pilgrims arrive at Plymouth, Massachusetts in 1620. Painting by W.J. Aylward. Harold M. Lambert/Kean Collection/Archive Photos/Getty Images

1. What was the name of Great Britain's first settlement in North America?

2. The purpose of the Mayflower Compact was:

3. What was the primary motivator for most of the Plymouth Colony settlers?

Check Your Knowledge: Early Settlement of America

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