Comparison and Contrast of the Mayflower Compact and the Charter of the Mass. Bay Colony

Comparison and Contrast of the Mayflower Compact and the Charter of the Mass. Bay Colony

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Compare and Contrast Essay of the Mayflower Compact and the Charter of the Massachusetts Bay Colony Although written relatively close to one another the Mayflower Compact and the Charter of the Massachusetts Bay Colony are vastly different in their meanings and purposes in the early times of the American Colonies. There are many similarities as well, including the use of God throughout, and the loyalty to King and Country. The Mayflower Compact was written in 1620 as a result of an accidental landing at Plymouth instead of their destination of Virginia after storms blew them off course. The basic reasoning for the document was simply to obtain the protection of the King, they not being in a Royal sanctioned colony. The Pilgrims also state that they plan on using this colony to spread Christianity in the name of England and the King. The Charter of the Massachusetts Bay Colony was written less than a decade later in 1629, and starts similarly to the Mayflower Compact. However, although it starts similarly it has a very different purpose than just the protection of King Charles. The first main difference is that the people of the Mayflower never planned to land where
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This note was uploaded on 12/09/2008 for the course HIS 3600 taught by Professor Hardeman during the Spring '08 term at E. Illinois.

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Comparison and Contrast of the Mayflower Compact and the Charter of the Mass. Bay Colony

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