intent of the compact was to establish a means of governing the colony, and it resembled the same ones of towns they'd left in England. It was modeled on the church covenants of the Congregationalists and made clear the colony would be governed by just and equal laws.
spent several days looking for a settlement site. They decided on the recently abandoned site of the Patuxet tribe largely because of its defensive position centered between two hills. Also, the fact that the previously cleared land made agriculture relatively easy helped their decision. This landing is what perpetuated the story of Plymouth Rock being the landing spot.
New England a few years ago. The picture is at the dock where the Mayflower is moored near Plymouth Rock.
Martha Rogers is a free-lance writer and best-selling author from Realms Fiction of Charisma Media and Winged Publications. She was named Writer of the Year at the Texas Christian Writers Conference in 2009. She is a member of ACFW and writes the weekly Verse of the Week for the ACFW Loop. ACFW awarded her the Volunteer of the Year in 2014. Her first electronic series from Winged Publications, Love in the Bayou City of Texas, debuted in the spring of 2015. Martha is a frequent speaker for writing workshops and the Texas Christian Writers Conference. She is a retired teacher and lives in Houston with her husband, Rex. They now have twelve grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.