The Mayflower Compact

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The Mayflower Compact What Principles mentioned in the Mayflower Compact later became part of the U.S. constitutional system of government? What principles mentioned in the Mayflower Compact later became part of the U.S. Constitutional system of government? Well after reading and analyzing the Mayflower Compact and The U.S. Constitution, I have found three parts of the Mayflower Compact that is influenced in the U.S. Constitution. These three things include parts of the Constitution’s Preamble and in a few of the amendments in the constitution. The first similar thing is the preamble to the second paragraph in the Mayflower Compact. Second is the how close amendment one is shown in the Mayflower Compact. Third is the main reason why the pilgrims adopted the Mayflower compact and what it mainly did. First, lets start with the Constitutions Preamble. In the Preamble it states establishing justice and promote the general welfare. This is talked about in the Mayflower Compact in the sentence, “…constitute, and frame, such just and equall laws, ordinances, acts, constitutions, and offices…” As you can see these words do resemble part of the preamble in the U.S. Constitution stating that there will be laws and justice that are for the interest of the people. Next, I found that amendment number one in the Constitution has some relation to a sentence in the Mayflower Compact. The first amendment states, “Freedom of Religion, Press, Expression.” The Compact states, “Having undertaken for the Glory of God, and Advancement of the Christian Faith…” As you can see the pilgrims were practicing there own religion of Christianity and no one was there to tell them they couldn’t worship that so they had freedom of religion as seen in the first amendment. Lastly, after reading about the Mayflower Compact in These United States The Questions of Our Past By Irwin
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