Mayflower Compact Dbq Ap World History

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Throughout all three passages, the reader can see that the ideas presented are shared amongst many during that time. In the first passage, the Indians are portrayed as violent barbarians. The second passage, The Mayflower Compact, shows the pilgrims mission to create a new colony in the name of God, and the third passage talks about the puritans mission to also create a new colony except by the fear and love of God. During the times of 1620 to 1630, the Europeans, Pilgrims, and the Puritans show that people in those times were highly driven by religion, loyal to England, and had a strong desire to create a fair and just government. Throughout the Mayflower Compact and the excerpt from “We shall be as a City upon a Hill”, religion plays a huge role in influencing people’s ideas. It is clearly stated in the Mayflower Compact that their mission was “undertaken for the Glory of God, and Advancement of the Christian Faith” (Mayflower Compact, 37). The pilgrims wanted religious freedom so their mission was for God. Also, in the third passage “We shall be as a City upon a Hill”, the document states that “the only way to avoid this shipwreck…[is] to walk humbly with our…show more content…
In the Mayflower Compact, the pilgrims wanted religious freedom and a self-governing colony. They wanted to create their own government, and while their mission was for God, the pilgrims still wanted a government with “equal Laws, Ordinances, Acts, Constitutions, and Officers” (Mayflower Compact, 37). In “We shall be as a City upon a Hill”, the puritans wanted to create a Godly government and society. Since the Puritans were God-fearing people, their idea of a strong government was one of virtue and purity that followed in God’s way. Although each passage might have a different idea of what kind of government was desired, they all had similar aspirations to create a fair and just government amongst

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