HOME
ABOUT US
HISTORICAL DISPLAY
SUCCESS
DOWNLOADS
GET INVOLVED
PRESS RELEASES
REGISTER TO VOTE
SUBSCRIBE TO NEWSLETTER
LINKS
CONTACT



The Mayflower Compact

The Mayflower Compact was penned by William Bradford on November 11, 1620, on the Mayflower before the Pilgrims made landfall at Plymouth, Massachusetts. The Compact was the first written constitution in the New World. William Bradford described the reasoning behind the Compact when he stated in the Compact, 'This day, before we came to harbour, observing some not well affected to unity and concord, but gave some appearance of faction, it was thought good there should be an association and agreement, that we should combine together in one body, and to submit to such government and governors as we should by common consent agree to make and choose, and set our hands to this that follows, word for word.'


Click image to go back