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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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    The Mayflower Compact is a document composed of 41 signatures of English colonist also known as Puritans. The document was signed in November of 1620 on the Cape Cod, by 41 men that the pilgrim’s leaders persuaded. William Bradford was a pilgrim leader and was informed that some of the others did not feel obligated to follow the rules, in his words, “use their owne libertie”, thus leading to the formation of the compact. This was the first agreement that was created by the colonist to keep…

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    This painting is named the Signing of the Mayflower Compact. It was painted by Edward Percy Moran in 1900. If You would like to go see it, it is located in Pilgrim Hall museum. In the painting is a scene from the Mayflower Compact where the men are signing a document that states Plymouth's government and rules. This was when democracy began. The major characters involved are Myles Standish helping William Bradford, who has his pen in his hand, William Brewster and John Carver, elected Governor,…

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    passage goes into further detail about the exploration, stating that the party must divide and go on two separate expeditions. It was also noted to keep in mind of lakes and river passages, as they could lead to the North West Passage. The final conclusion stated was to remain as a union to achieve proper success in the New World. 3. Hofstadter 73-73 “The Mayflower Compact” The Mayflower Compact was the result of an emergency due to landing somewhere they had not been granted by English…

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    The Mayflower Compact On the Puritan’s journey to what they called New Jerusalem they face the challenges of starting a new nation. To meet these challenges they happened to set up a document that would establish what they believed was needed to be able to start a new era. This document was called “ The Mayflower Compact.” The goals outlined in the Mayflower Compact have been met. The creation of this nation has led to the glorifying of God and the spread of Christianity, thus the creation of…

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    know the Mayflower Compact was the first written structure of government? "In 1802, John Quincy Adams described the agreement as “the only instance in human history of that positive, original, social compact” and it is popularly believed to have influenced the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution." Also it is believed that the name of the ship is what the pilgrims named the Mayflower Compact after. The Mayflower Compact was molded to keep the pilgrims together. Theses wanderers…

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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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    1.) Mayflower Compact: • The document was written after the Puritans attempted to flee from England, as they were persecuted for their religious beliefs. • The document was adopted on November 11st, 1620 on the Mayflower ship. • This compact asserted the Puritan Separatists’ creation of a new government when arriving in Plymouth. (Virginia Colony) • The Puritans who fled from England during this period of time denoted themselves as “saints.” 2.) Bacon’s Rebellion: • The rebellion was deeply…

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    In society there are two different contracts that people live with. The first being a contract with an employer. These contracts limit a person from doing certain things within a company. If they violate something on that contract, they will suffer the consequences by getting fired or getting suspended without pay. The other is an invisible contract with God that put our actions in our own hands. If our actions get carried away, we will pay for it in the afterlife. These two contracts are…

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    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 from holland, and met the Mayflower which carried 70…

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