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 best describes the purpose of the Mayflower Compact?

To provide guidelines......etc

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What did the Mayflower Compact and the house of burgesses have in common?

Nothing. The House of Burgesses was a representative body and a forefather of the US Congress. The Mayflower Compact, contrary to popular belief, was an agreement between the religion-minded people and those who were not that stated that the group would not splinter up based on purpose.

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Why do the signers of the compact write they are coming to America?

why do the signers of the compact write they are coming home

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History of the United States
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How were the ideas in the mayflower compact similar to john Locke and later idea of a social contract?

Because they both were going for the same goals like rights and "(stuff)"

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American Revolution
Declaration of Independence
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What are the 3 parts of the declaration of independence?

Part 1 describes the basic rights of citizens.

Part 2 tells why the colonies are angry with the king.

Part 3 announces that the colonies are breaking all ties with Britain to become the USA

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What group of people signed the Mayflower Compact?

all the men that were aboard the mayflower signed the mayflower compact(:

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What type of government did the Mayflower Compact create?

it established a democracy

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How did the Mayflower Compact change America?

self-government

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What are the similarities of the Mayflower Compact and the fundamental order of Connecticut?

They both are used by the Puritans in Masachsetts.

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Mayflower (ship)

The Mayflower Compact was a document that?

what is the mayflower compact

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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 was the most important idea in the Mayflower Compact?

the most important idea of the Mayflower Compact is it made nations rethink there self-goverment act.

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What is the difference between the Mayflower Compact and the house of burgesses?

The Mayflower Compact was one of the first to have a declaration of democracy to permanent settle in New England and the House of Burgesses was the first to legislate and make laws.

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How were the Virginia house of burgesses and the Mayflower Compact similar?

No. One was a body of people. The other an agreement between people.

this is wrong it actually is

Answer:contributed to the development of representative democracy

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What was the pilgrims' government agreement?

The pilgrim's government agreement was called the Mayflower Compact. This agreement was for cooperation to attain freedom and government themselves.

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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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Is Mayflower capitalized?

yes

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What is the big idea of the Mayflower compact?

In England, where the Pilgrims came from, and most other places in Europe, people were subject to a King and to the lords and officials he appointed. Even where a Parliament existed, as in England, very few people were entitled to vote for representatives, and the King still had great power. In some areas, groups might be ruled by a clan chief who was the strongest warrior - but always, the people were ruled by others. The Mayflower Compact is the earliest known instance in which the members of a group agreed that the best way for their community to survive was for ALL the men in the group to agree jointly upon their own rules for the community and to obey those rules were even if they had originally voted against them. This was a true democracy, the first ever established in the American colonies by Europeans. It was a revolutionary idea that people could and should govern themselves.

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Who is responsible for the Declaration of Independence?

EDIT: Hi, Kiki here!

They say that 5 people were involved in the Declaration of Independence. As far as I know, John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, and Thomas Jefferson were all responsible to draft it. However, John Adams and Benjamin Franklin left it to Thomas because he was the best writer of them all.

Thomas Jefferson did most of it, but Franklin and Adams made a few minor edits. So those people were responsible for that..

Please note that there are multiple questions about this, and resources that help. XOXOXOXO from the awesomest....

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How do you think the Mayflower Compact influence later government in America?

The Mayflower compact was the first agreement, a legislation setting the stage for democracy in America. It is a treasured document showing tolerance yet accountability for America. Lies people

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The Mayflower Compact is most similar to what sort of document?

the declaration of independence

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What does civil body politic mean in the Mayflower Compact?

It means they wanted too establish a government for there colony

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What non-examples of the Mayflower Compact?

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What were the main ideas of the Mayflower Compact?

Democracy was the main idea of the mayflower compact

EDIT: There is a rocket in my pants

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What are the democratic ideas in the Mayflower Compact?

A democratic idea in the Mayflower Compact was the idea of mutual regard for one another as equals. Another was the goal of establishing laws that were equal and just.

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