Mayflower Compact: Foundation of the Constitution

Mayflower Compact: Foundation of the Constitution

Saturday, October 19, 2013 at 2:00 PM

Westminster Branch Library

For ages 12 - Adults

History will come alive as Maryland Mayflower Society officers Benjamin G. Proctor, Jr. and James B. Battles (who will be in pilgrim garb) illuminate the significance of the Mayflower Compact as well as the Mayflower Society here in Maryland. In 1620, the small sailing vessel Mayflower set out across the stormy waters of the Atlantic Ocean from Plymouth, England with a patent for the northern part of the Colony of Virginia. Blown off course, it finally dropped anchor off Provincetown on Cape Cod early in November. When the Mayflower was safely anchored at Cape Cod, the Pilgrims drew up a civil document which established the democratic system by which they wished to govern themselves. This document has come to be known as the Mayflower Compact. The Mayflower Compact is a Freedom Shrine Document. A Celebrating America program.

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