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Definition of Mayflower compact

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agreement created in 1620 by the passengers on the Mayflower that established the first local government system in the New World (U.S. History)
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Document drawn up by the Pilgrims in 1620 while on The Mayflower before landing at Plymouth Rock. The Compact provided a legal basis for self-government.
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The Mayflower Compact was the first governing document of  Plymouth Colony. It was written by separatist Congregationalists who called themselves "Saints". Later they were referred to as Pilgrims or Pilgrim Fathers. They were fleeing from religious persecution by King James of England. They traveled aboard the Mayflower in 1620 along with adventurers, tradesmen, and servants, most of whom were referred to by the Separatists as "Strangers".

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