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Mayflower compact what did it do?

they went some where else


What was the main idea of the Mayflower Compact?

To give the people more freedom


How did a general assembly give Virginia colonists more rights?

By giving them Self-government, the power to rule oneself.


Who written the Mayflower compact?

History behind the Mayflower CompactThe Mayflower Compact was signed on 11 November 1620 on board the Mayflower, which was at anchor in Provincetown Harbor. The document was drawn up in response to "mutinous speeches" that had come about because the Pilgrims had intended to settle in Northern Virginia, but the decision was made after arrival to instead settle in New England. Since there was no government in place, some felt they had no legal obligation to remain within the colony and supply their labor. The Mayflower Compact attempted to temporarily establish that government until a more official one could be drawn up in England that would give them the right to self-govern themselves in New England.In a way, this was the first American Constitution, though the Compact in practical terms had little influence on subsequent American documents. John Quincy Adams, a descendant of Mayflower passenger John Alden, does call the Mayflower Compact the foundation of the U.S. Constitution in a speech given in 1802, but this was in principle more than in substance. In reality, the Mayflower Compact was superseded in authority by the 1621 Peirce Patent, which not only gave the Pilgrims the right to self-government at Plymouth, but had the significant advantage of being authorized by the King of England.The Mayflower Compact was first published in 1622. William Bradford wrote a copy of the Mayflower Compact down in his History Of Plymouth Plantation which he wrote from 1630-1654, and that is the version given above. Neither version gave the names of the signers. Nathaniel Morton in hisNew England's Memorial, published in 1669, was the first to record and publish the names of the signers, and Thomas Prince in his Chronological History of New England in the form of Annals (1736) recorded the signers names as well, as did Thomas Hutchinson in 1767. It is unknown whether the later two authors had access to the original document, or whether they were simply copying Nathaniel Morton's list of signers.The original Mayflower Compact has never been found, and is assumed destroyed. Thomas Prince may have had access to the original in 1736, and possibly Thomas Hutchinson did in 1767. If it indeed survived, it was likely a victim of Revolutionary War looting, along with other such Pilgrim valuables as Bradford's now lost Register of Births and Deaths, his partially recovered Letterbook, and his entirely recovered History Of Plymouth Plantation.The term "Mayflower Compact" was not assigned to this document until 1793, when for the first time it is called the Compact in Alden Bradford's A Topographical Description of Duxborough, in the County of Plymouth. Previously it had been called "an association and agreement" (William Bradford), "combination" (Plymouth Colony Records), "solemn contract" (Thomas Prince, 1738), and "the covenant" (Rev. Charles Turner, 1774).


What rights did the declaratory act give great Britain over the colonists?

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Mayflower compact what did it do?

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What right did the maylower compact give to who signed it?

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Why was the Mayflower drafted?

The pilgrims did not neccesarily have to make the Mayflower Compact, but decided to make it to have some type of order in the "desolate" land they were entering.


What was the main idea of the Mayflower Compact?

To give the people more freedom


What powers did the Mayflower Compact give the Plymouth settlers?

law and that you must work to get stuff and not be lazy


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What connection can you draw between the Mayflower Compact and the American Revolution?

The House of Burgesses was the first assembly of representatives. It handled stuff like taxes and laws. The governor still had to approve all laws so that royalty wouldn't lose all the power. The Mayflower Compact was the first democratic document in the New World. It set up a "civil body politic" and pledged the good of the whole over the individual. Rosseau called it a "social contract" where a group of people give up certain rights so that other rights can be protected. The Mayflower Compact and the House of Burgesses set the stage for American democracy. The house of Burgesses limited royal authority and increased citizen participation in the colonial government. The experimental democracy became the living example of how to create a democratic givernment for the United States. It seems that it became a model for other English colonies to follow. Such as the Southern Colonies and those would be Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia.


What rights did the declararatory act give great Britain over the colonist?

Colonists will have more taxes.


Why did Englishmen develop the Bill of Rights?

It was not the Englishmen, but the American colonists. The Bill of Rights was amended into the Constitution to give every American basic civil rights.


What argument did the author of the Declaration of Independence give for declaring the colonies free from British control?

- King George III violated the rights of the colonists by taxing and passing unfair laws; British army violated the colonists rights too