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The Mayflower Compact

The Mayflower Compact


The Mayflower Compact is one of the most influential documents of American History.

The compact brought an element of democracy to America and was an example of the practice of self-government in the colonies.

The compact is important because of the notion that government is a form of covenant, and that for government to be legitimate, it must derive from the consent of the governed.


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