Compare And Contrast Mayflower Compact And Arbella Covenant

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The Mayflower Compact and the Arbella Covenant.
During the 1600’s many people had standards of how one should act to be seen as godly. Both the Pilgrims and Puritans had their own set of ideologies of what was seen as good and what was seen as bad. The New World was a chance for spiritual freedom and new opportunities. They both left their country for their religious freedom and came to the New World. Both the Puritans and Pilgrims made promises to one another in a written doctrine to do what they felt was for the betterment of one another in their society which is shown in both of their covenants the Mayflower Compact and the Arbella Covenant.
The Mayflower Compact and The Arbella Covenant are what the laws of today are shaped by and the remnants of it live in today’s Constitution. John Winthrop and William Braford are the writers of what shaped American history into what it is today. John Winthrop wrote the Arbella Covenant while in journey to Massachusetts. William Bradford is …show more content…

One of the major ways they are very similar is that they both focused on the prosperity of one another. In the Mayflower compact it states “for the general good of the Colony, unto which we promise all due submission and obedience.”(Bradford p.139) Which is similar to The Arbella Covenant stating “We must be willing to abridge ourselves of our superfluities, for the supply of others’ necessities. We must uphold a familiar commerce together in all meekness, gentleness, patience and liberality.”(Winthrop p.176) Both documents wanted to help and support one another and live in harmony. The Mayflower and Arbella also wanted to establish a government in the New World to allow it to have a structured system. In The Arbella Covenant it states “to seek out a place of cohabitation and consortship under a due form of government both civil and ecclesiastical.” (And similar to that In the Mayflower Pact it

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