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What is the Mayflower Compact?

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What is the Mayflower Compact?
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Learning objective:
Explain the influence of British and colonial history on early United States. Evaluate the creation and impact of primary sources on political thought in the United States.
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The Mayflower Compact: A Foundation for Government in America
The Mayflower Compact was an agreement signed in 1620 by the first colonists who came from England to America. The Compact was a framework for governing the new colony, establishing a form of self-government. It was the first governing document of the Plymouth Colony and set the stage for democracy in the US.
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Mayflower Compact
The Mayflower Compact: an agreement made by the Pilgrims, a group of English Separatists, aboard the Mayflower in 1620 to establish a government and set down principles for just and equal laws.
Puritans: a group of English Protestants in the 16th and 17th centuries who sought to purify the Church of England of its Catholic aspects.
Separatists: a group of religious Protestants in England during the 16th and 17th centuries who separated from the Church of England and sought to establish their own congregations.
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Did you know?
The Mayflower Compact was signed on November 21, 1620, which is now known as Thanksgiving Day in the United States. The Mayflower Compact was one of the earliest written agreements for self-governance in the world. The Mayflower Compact was written in English and was signed by 41 male passengers, who were all members of the English Separatist Church.
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Work together in pairs: What were the most significant impacts of the Mayflower Compact on the development of political thought in the United States?
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What was the significance of the Mayflower Compact in shaping the early governance of the Plymouth Colony?
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Work together in pairs: What were the main principles of the Mayflower Compact?
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Brain break: Draw a dinosaur riding a unicycle while juggling ice cream cones
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When was the Mayflower Compact signed?
  • 1492
  • 1776
  • 1620
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Where did the signing of the Mayflower Compact take place?
  • Plymouth Rock
  • Boston Harbor
  • Onboard the Mayflower ship
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Who were the signatories of the Mayflower Compact?
  • The Pilgrims on board the Mayflower ship
  • British Royalty
  • Native Americans
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What was the purpose of the Mayflower Compact?
  • To declare independence from Britain
  • To establish a self-governing colony and create laws for their community
  • To establish trade routes with Native American tribes

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