Jamestown and Plymouth were the first two successful English colonies in North
America. Jamsetown was established in 1607 and Plymouth in 1620. These two colonies were
different yet had a number of striking similarities in Governments, reasons for settlements, and
differing economic activities.
Jamestown and Plymouth had many similarities. For example they both had some sort of
government in some way. Jamestown had the first legislative assembly among the western
hemisphere in 1619. This would late
This new cash crop was found by John Rolfe. Jamestown on the other hand was seeking new land for different reasons. Theydisplayed great leadership bringing in a new era. Theirgovernment consisted of general court. Plymouth and Jamestown had enlightening colonies. Theyrevealed likes and differences but they provided a new way of life. They alsowanted to spread their faith (Christianity) to the natives. He also produced a new method ofcuring the leaves. " This served as a goodmodel for many law making bodies in the U. The Plymouth colony were in search for religious freedom fromtheir homeland. r be called the, "House of Burgesses. Anothersimilarity between the two is Plymouth and Jamestown both had excellent leadership amongtheir colonies.