clip art flowers Mayflower Compact would have been a document that outlined how Plymouth Colony was governed. It was the first governing document for the colony that's published by the colonists, who later was recognized to historians as the Pilgrims. The name Mayflower as based on the ship that they used. Before they chosen the colony, they crossed the Atlantic aboard the Mayflower. One in the peculiar areas of the Pilgrims was that more than half them were separatists who have been seeking freedom of religion after being denied the legal right to practice Christianity. Therefore, the act of crossing the Atlantic was considered self-determination. It was an act that was from the will of English Church. Mayflower Compact was signed on November 11, 1620. It would have been a pact that has been signed by 41 ships, which contained 100 as well as passengers. From each ship, a male adult signed the Compact, meaning Compact had signatures of 41 male adults each representing the ship. This means that basically, this was pact between 100 and twelve pilgrims signed in what is today Province town Harbor New Cape Cod, Massachusetts. Another important part of Mayflower Compact is who's was signed with fair and equal laws that has been meant for that general good in the settlement and driven from the will of majority. Being the initial written laws inside new land, Mayflower Compact gave and determined authority among settlers and was force approximately 1691. Among the major highlights with the Compact was who's outlined clearly the independence with the colony and clearly stated that the colony was without any English law. Mayflower Compact was the very first democratic governance document in the United States and yes it was the base for first step toward United State Constitution drafted more than 150 years afterwards.