November 11: Mayflower Compact
On this date in 1620, 41 passengers aboard the Mayflower signed the Mayflower Compact, the first governing document of the Plymouth Colony.
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Signing the Mayflower Compact
Signing the Compact aboard the Mayflower. Illustration from the ClipArt ETC website.
Mayflower Compact Painting
Signing the Mayflower Compact was painted by Jean Leon Gerome Ferris in 1899.
Mayflower in a Storm
Mayflower at sea illustration from the ClipArt ETC website. Storms forced the Pilgrims to land at Plymouth rather than their intended destination of the Colony of Virginia.
Old Plymouth Monument
Old Plymouth Rock Monument from the ClipArt ETC website. This monument protected Plymouth Rock from 1867 until it was replaced by a new structure in 1920.
Edward Winslow illustration from the ClipArt ETC website. Winslow (1595 – 1655) was one of the signers of the Mayflower Compact. He served as the governor of Plymouth Colony in 1633, 1636, and finally in 1644.
New England Settlements, 1620–1638
Map of New England settlements founded in the years following the landing of the Pilgrims at Plymouth. Map from the Maps ETC website.