Dancie asked in Arts & HumanitiesHistory · 9 years ago

who is john carver i need to no for school?

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  • Anonymous
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    John Carver (ca. 1576 – April 5, 1621) was a Pilgrim leader and the first governor of Plymouth Colony, born probably in Nottinghamshire, England.[citation needed] Carver was a wealthy London merchant, but he left England and went to Leiden, Netherlands, in 1607 or 1608 because of religious persecution. In 1617 he became the agent for the Pilgrims in securing a charter and financial support for the establishment of a colony in America. He chartered the Mayflower and, with 101 other colonists, set sail from Plymouth, England, in September 1620.[citation needed] He signed the Mayflower Compact on November 11, 1620, and on the same day was elected to a one-year term as governor. He was probably instrumental[by whom?] in choosing Plymouth as the site for settlement and in making the treaty of alliance with Chief Massasoit of the Wampanoag tribe in 1621.[citation needed] Shortly after being elected governor in the spring, he died, apparently from sunstroke, in the spring of 1621. William Bradford was his successor.[citation needed]

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