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  1. Aim: How did the Mayflower Compact establish the idea of self government in the United States? Do Now: Copy Vocabulary Mayflower Compact-the first governing document of Plymouth Colony Charter- a document which outlines the conditions under which a colony is organized Legislation-the act of making or enacting laws, a law or a body of laws enacted. Representative Assembly-composed of persons duly authorized, as by election, to act and speak for others Covenant- sacred pact

  2. Aim: How did the Mayflower Compact establish the idea of self government in the United States? Do Now: Copy Vocabulary Mayflower Compact-the first governing document of Plymouth Colony Charter- a document which outlines the conditions under which a colony is organized Legislation-the act of making or enacting laws, a law or a body of laws enacted. Representative Assembly-composed of persons duly authorized, as by election, to act and speak for others Covenant- sacred pact

  3. Aim: How did the Mayflower Compact establish the idea of self government in the United States? Do Now: Copy Vocabulary Mayflower Compact-the first governing document of Plymouth Colony Charter- a document which outlines the conditions under which a colony is organized Legislation-the act of making or enacting laws, a law or a body of laws enacted. Representative Assembly-composed of persons duly authorized, as by election, to act and speak for others Covenant- sacred pact “Civil body politic”- one body or unit of representation

  4. Introduction • Working with a partner, answer the questions using the map on the “Mayflower Compact” • Fill in the answers on your worksheet

  5. In 1620 a religious group of people from England called the Pilgrims landed off-shore of what is now Massachusetts. First Europeans to build a settlement in New England. Plymouth. They came to the New World, because they wanted to separate from the Church of England. (Separatists) The Pilgrims

  6. They wrote a series of “just and equal” laws and called it the Mayflower Compact. What does “just” mean? After they wrote the laws, the Pilgrims all signed the Mayflower Compact if they agreed with the laws. The Mayflower Compact The Mayflower Compact

  7. The Mayflower Compact

  8. Analyzing a Primary Source In pairs… • Read Aloud • Then… • Read and analyze the original Mayflower Compact • Answer the questions in complete sentences based on your interpretation of this document

  9. Jamestown, founded in 1607 • Plymouth colony, founded in 1620 • New Amsterdam, founded in 1625 • These early colonial settlements were similar in that each was located • at the base of a mountain range • near the coastline • in an arid climate • on offshore islands

  10. Document Vocabulary Preview • Amen: Used to express agreement at the end of a prayer • Sovereign: ruler • Dread: fear or terror • Mutually: Held in common by two or more parties • Voyage: trip • Preservation: protect • Virtue: the quality of doing what is right • Enact: pass a law • ordinances: laws • Anno Domini (A.D.): In the year of our Lord

  11. The Mayflower Compact is important to the concept of a democratic society because it represents… 1. an effort by the colonists to use force to resist the King 2. a clear step toward self-government 3. an early attempt to establish universal suffrage 4. an attempt by the colonists to establish freedom of religion

  12. Homework #5 • Imagine you are the captain on the Mayflower in 1620. • You have been asked by all the passengers to write the Mayflower Compact. • Create a document that will be a set of “equal and just” laws for the entire colony of Plymouth. • The format of this covenant will be similar to the one we analyzed today. • Be sure to use at least 4 of the vocabulary words we learned today in your document. • You may call the document whatever you wish. • Creativity is welcomed for this assignment.

  13. Summary • How did the Mayflower Compact establish the idea of self government in the United States? • Use all your vocabulary terms and notes from today