Begun in 1630 and completed in 1647, William Bradford’s account of the Pilgrims’ journey, survival, and flourishing in the New World is considered by historians to be one of the most accurate historical accounts of the Plymouth Colony. The manuscript was passed down through the family, lost, and eventually recovered in England. It was not published until 1847. Bradford’s narrative is unique, because his focus was not on himself, as other writers trying to drum up excitement about the New World often did in their own writings. Instead, Bradford focused on how the Pilgrims, as a community, overcame many obstacles together, with their faith as the focus of their survival. Bradford wrote with a Providential view; that is, he saw their struggles and their accomplishments as being guided by the hand of God.
Mayflower Compact Modern Adaptation: Of Plymouth Plantation by William Bradford
USA High School
OUR PURPOSE FOR OUR GOALS
Of Plymouth Plantation Final Test
HOW OUR GOALS WILL BE ENACTED
REDRESS FOR MISSED GOALS
Dear Mr. Diamond,I see that Shawna did not keep her study hour yesterday. She will be ready to commit 2 hours to her study group on Saturday instead. I will be driving her to the library at 9am.Sincerely,Joseph Smith
We, whose names are underwritten, the loyal subjects of Mr. Diamond, by the Grace of Principal Long, of USA High School.
Having undertaken, for the glory of our success in this class, and advancement to the next grade, a voyage on the school bus to this classroom, do by these presents, solemnly and mutually, in the presence of Mr. Diamond, and one another, covenant and combine ourselves together into a group called The Sovereigns.
We set forth our goals of academic achievement on quizzes and tests, teamwork on presentations and in-class assignments, and mutual support for each other as a group.
We pledge to SnapChat, email, or text each other to remind ourselves of major assignments; to provide a study group hour at least once a week after school to go over important material before tests and quizzes; and to make sure we support each other positively in class. This is all for the general good of our class and our group, unto which we promise our submission and obedience, with the final say from Mr. Diamond.
If we do not meet these goals, we agree to add an additional hour each week to our study group, and to set up an email system that begins with our parents. In witness whereof we have hereunto subscribed our names at USA High School on the 14th of September, in the year of the reign of our sovereign Principal Long, of USA High School, 2016.Elias Westlake, Frederick Taylor, Shawna Smith, Myrna Martinez