Wrapping up Of Plymouth Plantation
By: William Bradford
We’ve spent the last few days reading, studying, and discussing the Puritans and their
beliefs. Read the following journal prompts and answer them thoroughly. You may use
your study guide questions if you wish. You may also use your book. The journal is
worth 20 AA points.
1. We’ve talked about “truth” – and whether it makes a difference as to who the author is.
Do you believe Bradford’s account of the voyage of The Mayflower, the interactions with
native Americans, and the First Thanksgiving? Why or why not? USE support from your
2. Think about the challenges faced by present-day immigrants who have come to
America in search of liberty, peace, or prosperity. In what ways might the Puritans’
experiences and struggles be relevant to contemporary pioneers or refugees? USE support
from your text.