Mayflower Compact

The first governing document of Plymouth County, the Mayflower Compact was written by the colonists (also known as the pilgrims) who came to America on the Mayflower seeking religious freedom.

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What colony was the Mayflower Compact written?

it was in Massachusetts on the ship

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What did the Mayflower Compact and the Fundamental Orders of Connecticut have in common?

they both are used by the puritans in massachusetts.

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What social contract was established within the Mayflower Compact?

The Mayflower Compact established nothing except that the people on the Mayflower would agree to form a government at a later dater.

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Why did they sign the Mayflower Compact?

To ensure the Pilgrims would follow a democratic government instead of a monarchy, like England. They wanted equal representation of voting men, and the Mayflower Compact was a contract that bound them to it.

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Why did William Bradford write the Mayflower Compact?

The Pilgrims had been blown off course and arrived miles north of Virginia where they were heading. To keep order, they wrote and signed a comapct agreeing to make an obey laws when they settled.

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What did the colonists bring with them from England?

Customs that were new to the Indians (Native Americans), firesticks (guns), and most importantly, an unknowing holocaust- Disease. Disease killed many Indians, and the reason Englishmen didn't get all these diseases is because they had already unknowingly developed immunity towards them, which the Indians did not have.

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Why was the Mayflower Compact important?

The men on the Mayflower had prior knowledge that a lack of government was the reason other colonies had failed. So all 41 men signed the compact to provide fair and equal laws to all. These settlers had come to America a refuges from religious intolerance and for the sake of survival, drew up the "Mayflower Compact" after arriving at in what is now Provincetown Harbor near Cape Cod, Massachusetts on November 1620.

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What type of event or conflict did the Mayflower Compact lead to?

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What does the phrase covenant and combine mean in the Mayflower Compact?

insert bad naughty no no word here

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What was the Mayflower Compact?

The Mayflower Compact (1620) was the first case of colonial self-government in America.

The Mayflower Compact was the first governing document of Plymouth Colony. It was drafted by the pilgrims who crossed the Atlantic aboard the Mayflower. It was signed on November 21, 1620 in what is now Provincetown Harbor near Cape Cod. Having settled at Plymouth (thus named by Captain John Smith earlier), the pilgrims recognized that their land was outside the chartered territory of the London Company. Thus, the Mayflower Compact was signed to establish a civil government based upon a majoritarian model and to proclaim the settlers' allegiance to the king. The compact was referred to by John Quincy Adams as the foundation of the Constitution of the United States, but he was speaking figuratively, not literally.

The settlers were well aware that earlier settlements in the New World had failed due to a lack of central leadership, and the Mayflower Compact was essentially a social contract in which the settlers agreed to abide by the rules of the government for the sake of their own survival. The government, in return, would derive its power from the consent of the governed.

The original document was lost, but the transcriptions in Mourt's Relation and William Bradford's journal Of Plymouth Plantation are in agreement and accepted as accurate.

THE MAYFLOWER COMPACT (1620)

In the name of God, Amen. We whose names are underwritten, the loyal subjects of our dread Sovereign Lord King James, by the Grace of God of Great Britain, France and Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith, etc.

Having undertaken, for the Glory of God and advancement of the Christian Faith and Honour of our King and Country, a Voyage to plant the First Colony in the Northern Parts of Virginia, do by these presents solemnly and mutually in the presence of God and one of another, Covenant and Combine ourselves together into a Civil Body Politic, for our better ordering and preservation and furtherance of the ends aforesaid; and by virtue hereof to enact, constitute and frame such just and equal Laws, Ordinances, Acts, Constitutions and Offices, from time to time, as shall be thought most meet and convenient for the general good of the Colony, unto which we promise all due submission and obedience.

In witness whereof we have hereunder subscribed our names at Cape Cod, the 11th of November, in the year of the reign of our Sovereign Lord King James, of England, France and Ireland the eighteenth, and of Scotland the fifty-fourth. Anno Domini 1620
The Mayflower Compact was the first governing document of Plymouth Colony. It was written by the separatist Congregationalists who called themselves the "Saints".

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Why did the American colonists object to the new British tax laws?

It because of racism practice in taxation system.

American Colonists had no representation in Parliament.

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What did the pilgrims agree to in the Mayflower Compact?

they would work for common good

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What headlines could have referred to the Mayflower Compact?

nik

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Why did europeans explore and settle in the Americas?

The single most prevalent reason that many Europeans left their continent was to escape religious persecution. There were also the adventurers who were true explorers, and dedicated their lives to exploring the new world (the Americas), discovering indigent peoples, mapping the geography they discovered, and naming the new places, animals, and plant life they never had seen before. Another motivation for the leaders of the countries that finanaced expeditions was to accumulate more wealth and territory.

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When was currier ives print made for Mississippi lime?

Mississippi Lime founder, Harry B. Mathews, commissioned Currier and Ives to reprint lithographs as corporate gifts beginning in the 1940s through the 1970s. While these reprints are not as valuable as the original lithographs, they have not been printed in decades and no more are being printed. They were made by Currier and Ives.

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For whom was the Mayflower Compact written?

it was written by the pilgrims for the pilgrims for their own use. This was their constitution/laws.

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How did the Mayflower Compact influence ideas for American colonies?

I am not really sure how to answer that question...

but I can say:

~it established self government and majority rules

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After the revolution which four colonies in North America stayed British?

New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Lower Canada amd Upper Canada stayed under British rule. Britain also gained control of British Honduras and several Caribbean Islands (e.g. Bermuda, Bahamas, Jamaica, etc.) at some point.

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The Mayflower Compact is an example of what fundamental political principle?

The Mayflower Compact was an early example of the idea that a society should be based on a set of rules chosen by its members.

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Who was the Declaration of Independence addressed to?

the American people.

I would have to disagree with that statement. Most of the Colonisits were not literate at the time that the Declaration was written, so they could not read it. I would have to say that the Declaration of Independence was addressed to the Parliment and the King of GB.

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What is the main religion of Virginia?

1. Baptist (30%) 2. Roman Catholic (14%)

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Whose rights did the Mayflower Compact protect?

The Mayflower Compact protected the Pilgrims' rights. Because they landed outside the limits of the Virginia Company, their charter did not apply. For the sake of order the men aboard the Mayflower signed an agreement. In it they vowed to obey laws agreed upon for the good of the colony. The Mayflower Compact helped establish the idea of self-government and majority rule.

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Stuff about the Declaration of Independence?

* A. Yes, there is writing on the back of the original, signed Declaration of Independence. But it is not invisible, nor does it include a map, as the Disney feature film, National Treasure, suggests. The writing on the back reads "Original Declaration of Independence, dated 4th July 1776," and it appears on the bottom of the document, upside down. To learn more, read the article, The Flip Side of History. Please note that the back of the Declaration of Independence is not on display in the Rotunda for the Charters of Freedom. * A. No, the original was engrossed on parchment which is an animal skin specially treated with lime and stretched to create a strong, long-lasting writing support. The printed version is on paper and was read aloud from town squares throughout the colonies, so that those who could not read would receive the news about intended separation from England. * A. Yes, there are 25 copies known to exist of what is commonly referred to as "the Dunlap broadside," 20 owned by American institutions, 2 by British institutions, and 3 by private owners. The Dunlap Broadside copies were printed on paper on the night of July 4,- and thus are contemporary with the original Declaration that is engrossed on parchment. Given the great interest in and popularity of the document to the American people, many facsimile copies of the Declaration have been made over the years. These copies have been printed in many sizes and formats as souvenirs and for the purpose of display in governmental and other offices and schoolrooms across the nation. * A. Jefferson was the author of the document and was a member of the Committee of Five that was appointed to draft a statement presenting to the world the colonies case for independence. The committee consisted of two New England men, John Adams of Massachusetts and Roger Sherman of Connecticut; two men from the Middle Colonies, Benjamin Franklin of Pennsylvania and Robert R. Livingston of New York; and one southerner, Thomas Jefferson of Virginia. * A. No, after the signing ceremony on August 2, 1776, the Declaration was most likely filed in Philadelphia in the office of Charles Thomson, who served as the Secretary of the Continental Congress from 1774 to 1789. The document probably accompanied the Continental Congress as the body traveled during the uncertain months and years of the Revolution.

On December 13, 1952, the Declaration, along with the Constitution and Bill of Rights were formally delivered into the custody of Archivist of the United States Wayne Grover and enshrined at a ceremony on December 15, 1952, attended by President Harry S. Truman. For more information about the document's travels see Travels of the Declaration of Independence - A Time Line. * A. Yes, the case is constructed of ballistically resistant materials to include the glass. * A. The new encasements, which look like large, deep picture frames, were designed to meet National Archives specifications that ensure the preservation of the Charters for future generations. The encasements were constructed by the National Institute of Science and Technology (NIST) of titanium and aluminum. The frames are gold plated to evoke the style of historic frames. * A. Yes, the Charters of Freedom - the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and the Declaration of Independence - are all encased in this way. * A. Visit the movie web site at http://www.nationaltreasure.com

* The Declaration of Independence was adopted by 12 of 13 colonies (New York not voting) on July 4, 1776, but wasn't actually signed by all the delegates until August 2, 1776. * Engrossing is the process of preparing an official document in a large, clear hand. Timothy Matlack, a Pennsylvanian who had assisted the Secretary of the Congress, Charles Thomson, was probably the engrosser of the Declaration. * John Hancock, the President of the Congress, was the first to sign the sheet of parchment measuring 24¼ by 29¾ inches. * A handprint appears on the bottom left corner of the Declaration of Independence. The origins and circumstances of the handprint are not known. The document was handled, rolled, and traveled about and exhibited extensively in its early life. Attempting to clean the handprint and other soil that has worked into the parchment could damage the fragile document. * The official title of the head of the National Archives and Records Administration is Archivist of the United States. * The Declaration of Independence is housed in a specially sealed encasement containing the inert gas argon with a controlled amount of humidity to keep the parchment flexible. The encasement is constructed of ballistically resistant materials. The document is closely guarded. * The movie National Treasure was not filmed inside the National Archives Building. A reproduction of the Declaration of Independence was used in filming the movie. * In the Rotunda, above the Charters of Freedom, the murals by Barry Faulkner have been removed, cleaned, and restored. Although they don't depict actual historical events, they help convey the importance of the Charters of Freedom by showing a presentation of the draft of the Declaration of Independence to John Hancock by Jefferson in 1776 and a presentation of the Constitution to George Washington by Madison in 1787. * You can purchase a 24 ¼ x 37 ½ inch copy of the Declaration of Independence from NARA. Please telephone our sales desk during normal business hours at 1-866-272-6272 and ask for Item 6312. * If you were a member of the Second Continental Congress in 1776, you were a rebel and considered a traitor by the King of England. You knew that a reward had been posted for the capture of certain prominent rebel leaders and signing your name to the Declaration meant that you pledged your life, your fortune, and your sacred honor to the cause of freedom. * Thomas Jefferson, author of the Declaration of Independence and member of the Committee of Five died on July 4, 1826. And John Adams, also a committee member, died on the same day. * The Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights-known collectively as the Charters of Freedom, were removed from display on July 5, 2001, and have undergone long-planned conservation treatment and are sealed in new state-of-the-art encasements. On September 17, 2003, the renovated Rotunda was rededicated, and the newly re-encased Charters of Freedom were unveiled.

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What happened in the country after the Mayflower Compact document was created?

the fkurwhgforhgoe bill

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Why were the Mayflower Compact and the fundamental orders of Connecticut written?

The Mayflower Compact was written when in 1620 the settlers aboard the Mayflower landed north of their original destination in Virginia. The Mayflower Compact was designed to provide a framework of government for Plymouth in the absence Virginian authority. It was significant because it is established the principle of government by the consent of the governed in the new world.

The Fundamental Orders Of Connecticut, adopted in 1639, was also an early document of self-governance in the New World. The Fundamental Orders were substantially more complex than the Mayflower Compact, however, and detailed an actual system system of government, complete with a general assembly that was to meet at regular intervals and a process for election of officials.

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