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On July 22, 1620, a small group of individuals boarded the Speedwell in Delfshaven (Delft Harbor). This wasn’t an ordinary journey though. These individuals were leaving Europe behind and embarking on a journey to a new, foreign land – present-day United States. A few days after leaving Delfshaven, the Speedwell met up with the Mayflower to continue the journey to the New World. Due to taking on water, the Speedwell never made it the New World. However, almost everyone abroad was transferred to the Mayflower. Those people on the Speedwell – their beliefs, perseverance, religion, and faith – founded what would become a new nation, the United States of America.