Around the time the pilgrims rebelled against King James in England, philosophy was abundant, especially that influenced by the belief in god. A majority of the governments around the world were monarchies. As far as our country is concerned, the pilgrims were the first to establish a covenanted government with the Mayflower Compact. This compact stated that all aboard the ship headed for the "new city of God", were under the rule of God. Here is the clincher: even though it was a government under the rule of God, the agreement was that the people in God's name would run the institutions of government. People executed God's will his "permission". In these times, people believe that they were carrying out God's name and very will. These people weren't bound together by caprice and whim, but for and out of necessity and deep-rooted religious beliefs. They formed a civil body politics so they may increase their chances at survival.
The next vital document that was created in the "New World" was the Fundamental Orders of Connecticut. This document was closely related to the Mayflower Compact... [continues]
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