The Mayflower Compact signed

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Historical Context Note


The Pilgrim Fathers reach Cape Cod, and sign the 'Mayflower Compact' to establish a government in their proposed settlement. The document was signed by 41 of the male passengers on the Mayflower in Provincetown Harbor, Mass.. It represents the first agreement on self-government in English North America.
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Editors. "The Mayflower Compact signed". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 March 2010
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