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Mayflower Compact III


Lead: In the movement toward representative government in the English and American experience there bumps in the road. Despite their intentions as expressed in the Mayflower Compact the Pilgrims’ settlement in Massachusetts did not lead to greater democracy. Intro.: A Moment in Time with Dan Roberts. Content: The main problem

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Mayflower Compact II


Lead: The Mayflower Compact of 1620 committed the Pilgrims to a just and equal government in their new colony on Massachusetts Bay. Its roots can be traced in surprising directions, but its legacy probably did not lead to increased democracy. Intro. : A Moment in Time with Dan Roberts. Content:

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Mayflower Compact I


Lead: One of the icons of American democracy is the Mayflower Compact, the Pilgrim’s signed commitment in November 1620 to justice and equality in local government. The chance to govern themselves and pursue their religious impulses was a long time coming. Intro. : A Moment in Time with Dan Roberts.

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