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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. Tip: Read the quotation carefully. Think about what it says. Read each question. Look for key words and phrases in the question that will help you find the answer in the quotation. Then read all the answer choices before you choose an answer. 1 Why did the settlers write the Mayflower Compact?

Some of the laws were taxes. The colonists did not agree to the laws. They thought the laws were not fair. They thought they should make their own laws. American colonists wanted to be free. They did not want to be ruled. They began to fight the British. It was 1775. The first fights were in Massachusetts. They were in the towns of Lexington and Concord. George Washington led the American army. He forced the British to leave Boston. The colonists were now in charge. The colonies said they were free.

England won. This meant it ruled North America. There were four New England colonies. People brought their families to live here. They came for freedom. They mostly wanted their own religion. There were also four Middle Colonies. The people here wanted to make money. Many did not bring their families. They were hard workers. They spent most of their time working. They built factories. They sent money back to England. There were five Southern Colonies. The people who came here mainly wanted to make a lot of money.

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