The Mayflower voyage was intended to reach the mouth of the Hudson River. Due to not landing at the intended settlement area, there was no one that had power over them – essential anarchy. Many of the pilgrim male leaders (but not a majority) of the voyage chose to form the first government and drafted The Mayflower Compact. This document is the first colonial governing document.
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