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?