November 11, 1620: Mayflower Compact


Few efforts at colonization faced bleaker prospects than those of the Pilgrims as they faced a bleak starving winter in a howling wilderness in November 1620.  It was therefore remarkable that they drafted an act to govern what all too many of them probably feared would be a settlement with the briefest of existences.  It showed hope for the future and a determination to prevail against all odds.  Here is the text of the Mayflower Compact: (more…)

Published in: on November 15, 2016 at 5:30 am  Comments Off on November 11, 1620: Mayflower Compact  
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