The Mayflower Compact influenced the US by providing the basis for the concept of a social contract. It also influenced the US by referencing God and using Christianity as the reason for creating the contract. The Pilgrims who created the covenant believed that it was important to focus on the creating a society that is an agreement with God as well as agreements among man. This was based on the concept of Puritanism, for which they left England in the first place.
They believed that creating agreements such as the compact provided a legitimate government. Without having agreement amongst all, the government would have no validity. This concept provided the basis for the idea of democracy in the US. It was common man that formed this compact, and that was a revolutionary idea. Because of the compact the American democracy was formed with the idea that all citizens (well, at least all white men) had an investment in the government and should be part of its legal formation.
Declaration of Independence
Arizona's journey into statehood had a tremendous effect on the creation of the Declaration of Rights. The people of Arizona had been under the rule of other