Who were the Pilgrims? Why did they come? For over 400 years we have celebrated Thanksgiving, but understanding its origins and how it presaged the beginnings of peaceful assembly and our First Amendment rights is critical to any understanding of US history. Why America? explores these questions via video direct from where the Pilgrims settled at Plymouth, live discussion including teacher tools to inspire students, plus your questions answered! Interact with and learn how the Mayflower Compact presaged our Constitution with Jerry Perera live from the “Thanksgiving House” at America’s Plot #1, scholars Dr. Paul Jehle, Dr. Susan DeMoss, and Katherine Dang of the Pilgrim Institute.