In the name of God, Amen. We, whose names are underwritten, the Loyal Subjects of our dread Sovereign Lord, King James, by the Grace of God, of Great Britain, France and Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith,

Having undertaken for the Glory of God, and Advancement of the Christian Faith, and the Honour of our King and Country, a voyage to plant the first colony in the northern Parts of Virginia; do by these Presents, solemnly and mutually in the Presence of God and one of another, covenant and combine ourselves together into a civil Body Politick, for our better Ordering and Preservation, and Furtherance of the Ends aforesaid; And by Virtue hereof to enact, constitute, and frame such just and equal Laws, Ordinances, Acts, Constitutions and Offices, from time to time, as shall be thought most meet and convenient for the General good of the Colony; unto which we promise all due Submission and Obedience.

In Witness whereof we have hereunto subscribed our names at Cape Cod the eleventh of November, in the Reign of our Sovereign Lord, King James of England, France and Ireland, the eighteenth, and of Scotland the fifty-fourth. Anno Domini, 1620


Samuel Fuller
Edward Tilly
Edmund Margesson
Stephen Hopkins
Richard Clark
John Craxton
John Alden
Edward Winslow
John Allerton
Thomas Rogers
George Soule

Gilbert Winslow
Richard Warren
John Goodman
James Chilton
Miles Standish
Edward Liester
Edward Fuller
Francis Cooke
Richard Bitteridge
William Bradford
Richard Gardiner

Moses Fletcher
Francis Eaton
Thomas Williams
William White
John Ridgate
John Tilly
Isaac Allerton
Edward Doten
Christopher Martin

This is an example of democratic theocracy (christian socialism).

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