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The beginning of American democracy on Cape Cod

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After an arduous journey across the Atlantic Ocean in 1620, the colonists we call the Pilgrims were faced with a monumental decision: What to do next? Blown off course by massive storms, the weary travelers missed their intended destination of northern Virginia – what is now New York – by a few hundred miles.

Landing in the wrong place presented a host of issues, including survival. They were perilously low on provisions, so resuming the journey was out of the question. But establishing a colony in what is now Plymouth and being so far away from the support of other settlements was an alarming prospect.

Click here for the rest of the story from the Cape Cod Times.

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