The mayflower compact was made in the 1620's about 400 years after the magna carta and was made by the pilgrims.
There is land up a head and it seems to be uninhabited get ready to disembark.
We need to find a way to control the people on the land.
We need to get resources and build things.
They wrote this document so they could establish a set government in the new territory that they claimed. Thy were trying to have a set government and have people follow the rules so they could civilize on this new land.
We will make a document called the Mayflower compact to set rules in this new place so that people don't get out of hand.
The Document had set rules that the people had to follow and rules that they could follow. This changed the way the people acted on the new land they have to follow laws so there is order on the new land.