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How can the Mayflower Compact be seen as a stepping stone to the creation of the Constitution?
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Moreover, what is the Mayflower Compact and how did it influence the constitution?
The Mayflower Compact was a set of rules and governmental ideas written by the people aboard the ship, The Mayflower, as they set sail for the New World. Seeking religious freedom, the some of the people aboard, known as Pilgrims, and others decided to create a new set of rules to allow them to govern themselves.
how did the Mayflower Compact serve as an important step toward American democracy? They needed laws to create stability and security in the new land. The Mayflower Compact was important because it was a key step in the development of representative, democratic government in America.
Also to know is, how is the Mayflower Compact similar to the constitution?
The people of the Mayflower together wrote a compact a form of a constitution that would govern their colony. This compact was based on the Biblical principle that people derived their rights from God not from Kings, Governments, or a ruling elite.
What document allowed the pilgrims to govern themselves democratically?
The Mayflower Compact