Colonists 'Life In The Mayflower Compact'

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The colonists wanted a different life in America from what they had previously experienced in Britain. This was evident in the Mayflower Compact. It was not a list of laws they would be forced to follow, but a social contract that was agreed upon. This was their first step toward independence. As each colony began the process of governing themselves, they gained more and more experience in how to survive without the King. Though the strict rules of Britain had left a bad taste in their mouths, some things stayed the same. Many colonies had religion as a central part of their government, but it wasn’t the Church of England. The colonists simply wanted freedom, not a rebellion. Britain started to feel the colonies pull away and saw a chance to

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