The Mayflower Compact

The Mayflower Compact

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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!"
  • "Huzzah!"
  • 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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