The Mayflower Compact.

The Mayflower Compact, signed by 41 English colonists on the ship Mayflower on November 11, 1620, was the first written document of government established in what is now the United States. The compact was written to prevent problems  amongst Separatists and non-separatist Pilgrims who had landed at Plymouth a few days earlier. It gave everyone a voice. This set the tone for future settlement where the people would not be ruled by one person or a king but would have say in the rules they followed.

Tell me what was the Mayflower Compact?

How important was this document in moving America towards the ideas of democracy?

5 responses

  1. Jose

    The pilgrims made there own rules in the mayflower compact.The king made their rules in england.

    November 26, 2014 at 1:40 pm

  2. era osagiedeking

    the mayflower compact when the pilgrim sign the deed and make there own rules they had a king in englend. this was democracy

    November 26, 2014 at 1:42 pm

  3. JULIUS

    The MAYFLOWERCOMPACT THE PILGRIMS Wanted to make there own Rules .
    Some of the people Had a Agreement with the pilgrims .
    THE king wanted the people to come to the secret church.
    BUT SOME OF THE PEOPLE DIDNT GO TO THE CHURCH.

    November 26, 2014 at 1:45 pm

  4. The Pilgrims signed a paper that siad they could make their own rules. They made their own rule and picking the best for the job as a lleader. This nothing like having a king.

    November 26, 2014 at 1:46 pm

  5. Aaron

    the Mayflwer compact they did not have a king and they had Rules in

    the May flwer com pact and they mad a king and they did not want

    the old king.

    November 26, 2014 at 1:47 pm

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