The first establishment of a written form of government. The idea that: the citizens would agree to be governed in the new world. The mayflower compact were to establish a community and to have the consent of the government the reason why Americans separated from King George was taxation which was the idea of no taxation without any representation. The people should be taxed when the country will say what they will do with that money. The Mayflower set sail from England in 1620. The ship had to turn back not once but twice because of speedwell (boat) it traveled with another ship but the other ship started to leak. After Speedwell got left in the dirt, the Mayflower finally got where it was headed on September 6, 1620. Pirates invaded waters so ships could be attacked in the 1600’s. Many ships were damaged. The ship went through a storm to avoid contact with pirates. In total they lost 1 sailor, they were kind of rude and made fun of people for seasickness. The colonists believed god punished him for being cruel so he died. It took roughly two months, 66 days to be exact. The pilgrims arrived at “Cape Cod” on November 11, 1620. A few Weeks later they sailed up the cost to Plymouth and built their own establishment where a group of Indian people had lived. Sickness killed most of them. The Pilgrims lived on the Mayflower for a few months. The Pilgrims built houses during the day and went back to Mayflower at night time. Many Pilgrims got sick from the cold and the wet atmosphere. By December roughly half of the people on the Mayflower died on the first winter from general sickness of colds and fevers. By March 1621 there were enough houses for everyone to live on land. After hard voyage and Harsh, terrible winters the Mayflower left Plymouth to return to home (England) on April 5, 1621. Roughly 100 people were cut off from any form of government, with feeling like rebellions. Only determination would help the Pilgrims establish their colony. Teamwork was a necessity otherwise they would all die in the wilderness. The Pilgrims knew they needed at least a temporary government. In America, authority came from the king. Lonely as they were in America, it could only come from the people themselves, together The Pilgrims and “Sailors” made an agreement among themselves for a temporary government.