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    The Mayflower Compact was written on November 11, 1620 aboard the Mayflower. In September 1620, the Mayflower set sail for the New World. 102 passengers were aboard the ship. These passengers were Puritans, also known as, the Pilgrims. The Puritans were people who split from the Church of England. Everyone aboard was hoping for new work, freedom from religious persecution, and a better life. The voyage to the New World took 66 days. The composition of the Mayflower Compact began when the Pilgrims landed in Cape Cod, instead of Virginia. Because of this, they were outside of their charter from the Virginia Company. To establish their own government, they drew up an agreement on how they would run their new colony. This compliance became known as The Mayflower Compact. The Mayflower Compact is significant because it was the first self-governing document for the Plymouth Colony and is the framework…

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    Imagine living in a time where people were suffering from lack of supplies, food, clean water, and medical treatment. However, a select few people were healthy and were able to help these suffering people. Although some people gave up on the ill folks because they believed it was pointless to help a sick and aching fellow friend, family, or even strangers, others still stuck to their religious beliefs and their morals and helped the ailing community to get better. Further imagine that the leader…

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    Mayflower Gender Roles

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    Women’s restricted gender role in the American Culture and Society prior to the ratification of the 19th Amendment (August 18, 1920) is highlighted in Mayflower. Females were not involved in the drafting and the signing of the Mayflower Compact “in accordance with the cultural and legal norms of the times” (pg. 43). The exclusion of women from the drafting and the signing of the first documentation of the framework of government of Plymouth Colony indicates the general role of women in the…

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    The people aboard that ship were escaping the religious constrains of England and looking for a fresh start. They came together to the New World as a family, knowing that they would never succeed without that fundamental family unity. In addition to the family unity, the Puritans were respectful of each other. While still aboard the Mayflower, the men on board created the Mayflower Compact and a map outlining property lines. The Mayflower Compact was a document stating their new right to self…

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    them. One day, one of the men of the tribe approached the Pilgrims in broken English. He attempted to advise them of the geography of the area, and he taught many of the Pilgrims how to catch fish. On another note, Jamestown and Plymouth were both politically undeveloped. Neither of the two settlements had a way to govern their people. Since the sea storm that the Pilgrims encountered took them off course from their original destination, they settled down on land that was not legally theirs.…

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    The Mayflower Religion

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    From the very beginning America has had deep seated roots in philosophy and Religion. Religion is the single strongest component during the pre founding of the United States of America. The Mayflower Compact though eventually lost was a covenant signed on the Mayflower as the basis of what the government was to be in the colony. Religion was the subject for almost the entirety of this covenant and God is mentioned several times. “ In the Name of God, Amen...the loyal subjects of out dread…

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    came to Jamestown to further develop the colony a stronger government was implemented. This government was led by Governor John Smith. John Smith implemented harsh punishments for those who did not do as he said. This caused King James I to lose all power of Jamestown, which led to the ending of martial law. After this, the legislative assembly was established and some of the power was given to some of the settlers, leading to the first representative government to begin in the year of 1619. The…

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    colonies had to go through many trials like departing from Great Britain the ones that founded them, mercantilism, slavery and many more trials like all of the battles we had to fight in to get not only our independence but equality to become a better nation as one. The thirteen colonies started out with Southern and some Northern colonies such as Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina , South Carolina and Georgia. Then some of the New England Colonies such as New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode…

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    125 pilgrims originally set out for Holland in 1608 to practice their religious beliefs, but became frightened that their children might acquire the customs of the dutch and speak their language. This meant that the english needed a location where they could do what they wanted and be left alone. Luckily virginia gave them a window of opportunity and the pilgrims took advantage of it. Apparently by 1620 the virginia company was deep in the pit financially. July 22nd 1620, 30 pilgrims set out…

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    William Bradford set off on the Mayflower Voyage on September 6th, 1620. The motive of this journey to the new world was to find religious freedom and have the ability to praise God as he pleased. During his voyage to America, Bradford wrote about all the obstacles the colonists faced and how they overcame them in his narrative, “Of Plymouth Plantation”. William Bradford’s “Of Plymouth Plantation” both excites and motivates the reader to encourage a change in his or her surroundings just as…

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