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    The Mayflower Compact

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    The Mayflower Compact As of September 1620, a merchant ship called the Mayflower set sail from Plymouth, a port on the coast of England (http://www.history.com/topics/mayflower). The Mayflower’s cargo was dry goods and wine but the ship also carried passengers, about 102 of them, who were all hoping to start a new life on the other side of the Atlantic. Forty of these passengers were Protestant Separatists–they called themselves “Saints”. These saints hoped to establish a new church in the New World

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    Shelby Jensen The Mayflower & Compact Jan.12, 2015 Mrs. Newell The Mayflower Intro- A group of separatists from England who were trying to separate themselves from the Church of England and fleeing religious persecution, were known as the Pilgrims. They fled to Holland, when that did not work out as planned they got permission from the London Company to form an American colony on their land, Jamestown. They were backed by investors and started packing supplies on two ships for the voyage.

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    The Mayflower Compact

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    This violent storm blew their ship “the Mayflower” off course so they searched the coast of Cape Cod Bay for six full weeks because of the season change. There were only thirty-five Pilgrims out of one-hundred and two settlers on the Mayflower, and the others were ordinary travelers searching for fortunes. The other English Separatists on board wanted to join the established English settlement

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    The Mayflower Compact

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    From the first European migrants to America in the eighteenth century, we as the collective American people have set forward certain moral standards, first in the Mayflower Compact, and later, when the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution were ratified. But even beyond our written laws, citizens of the United States have other unspoken guidelines that we follow on a day to day basis that affect the way we act and perceive, as well as our interactions with other people—Especially when

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    The Importance of the Mayflower Compact The Mayflower Compact was written as a temporary form of government due to the unfair treatment that was endured by some of the Mayflower occupants. They also felt that the order should come from someone of much higher authority i.e. the king. The colonists were also unruly due to the lack of government; therefore some of the colonist thought they could do what they preferred. But by signing of the Mayflower Compact, did put the end to all the unrest while

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    society of the colonists. The colonists also created their own democratic documents and ideas. The Fundamental Orders of Connecticut was the first written constitution in America, and contained many democratic ideas including elections. The Mayflower Compact also had fundamental democratic ideals such as government by mutual consent. Roger Williams also provided an argument for the separation of church and state. A big part of the democracy that developed in Colonial America was the social mobility

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    William Bradford

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    elected, was accountable for the young colony’s success through great hardships. The Pilgrims were signified as complete abdicates from the Church of England. The success of the Plymouth was based on covenantalism - the belief that men could form compacts or covenants in the sight of God as a basis for government without the consent of a higher authority. According to Bradford’s exposé, the Pilgrims: shook off this yoke of antichristian bondage, and as the Lord's free people joined themselves

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    American History To 1700

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    settlement were not easy for the Puritans. After creating the Mayflower Compact to unify the settlers and deter defiance from the non-Puritans on board, the Pilgrims faced even more difficult times ashore (pp. 120-121). During the first winter, Bradford recorded that half of the settlers perished, many from the lack of proper shelter from the elements and various diseases, such as scurvy, that they contracted aboard the Mayflower (pp. 121-122). The non-Puritans who had come to embrace the Pilgrims

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    had died because of natural causes or something else. (pg.7)The person who lead them on this exploration was the person by the name of “William Bradford.” he was born on march 13, 1560 in Austerfield, u.k. He was one of the signatories to the Mayflower compact the ship they boated on. When they arrived they landed on the north eastern part of the u.s. Called Massachusetts. After the first two months they formed permanent settlement for the europeans. During there first winter there the original settler

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    Jamestown Characteristics

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    One of the first major English settlements in North America was the colony of Jamestown. Jamestown was located in the Chesapeake region of Virginia and was established under the Virginia Company, which was chartered by James I in 1606. Jamestown was the first colony of London and was established in May 1607. They were a settlement of about 100 men and were led by John Smith. Jamestown was a stock colony, meaning they were founded as a business venture by investors, and sought after gold and silver

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