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What did English Pilgrims aboard the Mayflower agree to?



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What did English Pilgrims aboard the Mayflower agree to? ________________________________________________________________________

  • What is the Mayflower Compact? ________________________________________________________________________

  • What did many citizens in New England do as a result of the Mayflower Compact? ________________________________________________________________________

  • What happened at town meetings? ________________________________________________________________________

    During the next 150 years, English colonies were founded from New Hampshire in the north to Georgia in the south. The laws of each colony were made, in part, by a popularly elected assembly. The colonial governors, who were appointed by the king, were often successfully opposed by the assemblies. By 1760 it was generally conceded that the colonial assemblies controlled the vital power of the purse – the power either to approve or reject a proposal for a new tax.” ~ U.S. History and Government




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