The Mayflower Compact
By scd2004, Updated
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The passengers aboard the Mayflower wrote the Mayflower compact in 1620 for governing their new colony, after they got caught in a storm.
The colonists were arriving in the colonies and needed a government fast. Therefore, they created the Mayflower Compact to self-govern their colony.
Many men aboard the ship agreed upon and signed the Mayflower Compact, which would protect each other and govern their colonies. This document later contributed to the idea of self-government within the colonies.
The Mayflower Compact and other similar documents are what inspired colonists to break away from Britain and create a self-government, leading to the Revolutionary War.
"Huzzah! We defeated the British!"
Because the colonists gained encouragement from documents like the Mayflower document, they were able to defeat the British.
The Mayflower Compact was so influential and important that modern students learn about it and the impact it had on our country's development.
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