“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, etc.

Having undertaken, for the Glory of God, and advancements of the Christian faith and honor 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 another, covenant and combine ourselves together into a civil body politic; 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 11th of November, in the year of the reign of our Sovereign Lord King James, of England, France, and Ireland, the eighteenth, and of Scotland the fifty-fourth, 1620.”

Read the entire compact. Answer the following questions with complete sentences using direct quotes from the text as part of your answer. To zero in on the correct answers, use the quoted text in the questions to help you.

1.) For what reasons was it undertaken to “plant the first colony in…Virginia”?

2.) For what type of government do the Pilgrims “covenant and combine” themselves into, and for what purpose?

3.) What will this government “enact, constitute and frame”, and why?


Please close-read about the climate (3.6), housing (3.7), and economic activity (3.8) of the Northern Region. Please provide at least two examples each for climate, housing and economic activity. Write your answers in complete sentences!

Use the information from Friday’s assignment to begin an outline for writing an essay.

1. Hook it: What subject is my evidence all about?

“My essay is about _________________.”

2. State it: What big point do I want to make about the subject?

“__(subject)_______ is ____(big point)_____.”

3. Support it: What three examples will I use?

“To prove _________________ I will use as my examples _________________, _________________, and _________________.”

4. Conclude it: How do I remind the reader about the big point I was trying to make?

“As I have shown you, _________________.”

 We will finish this assignment on Tuesday.


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