Many thought that the new Church of Henry was still too similar to that of the Pope and wanted even more change. Some wanted to separate it from other churches by purifying it from all Catholic practices. They are known as Puritans. Before the arrival of the Mayflower, this region had suffered greatly from the effects of colonization. To end the conflict and maintain unity, the pilgrimage guides (including William Bradford and William Brewster) designed the Mayflower Compact before disembarking. The short document (approximately 200 words) linked its signatories to a political body to form a government and promised to comply with all laws and regulations that would later be fixed „to the general of the colony.“ The pact was signed by almost all adult male passengers of the Mayflower (41 passengers out of a total of 102), while the ship was molded into provincetown Harbour. His authority was exercised immediately when John Carver, who had co-organized the expedition, was elected governor of the new colony. The Mayflower Compact created laws for Mayflower pilgrims and non-pilgrims for the good of their new colony. It was a brief document that said that the others were considered ordinary Satonians, and that they included merchants, craftsmen, servants and orphans – pilgrims called them „foreigners.“ William Bradford`s magazine of Plimoth Plantation reports much of what happened to the group, including how they were persecuted so that they could no longer live peacefully.
Two years later, another Englishman found „old plantations“ that were now completely empty and had few inhabitants – and those who had survived were suffering. There are several reasons for this, including the fear that their children have grown up effectively as Dutch children. Pilgrims Signing the Mayflower Compactby David (CC BY) The third option proposed by Mack is that those who raised the objections were aware of Stephen Hopkins` experience in the same situation.