Readers will explore the events and people behind the Mayflower Compact, the first written framework for a government for the United States of America. Historical photos, including carefully selected primary sources, will allow students to gain a stronger understanding of the events surrounding the signing of the Mayflower Compact and the groundwork of democracy in America. This primary source-based approach to our nation's history will give readers a stronger understanding of a variety of social studies curriculum topics and research skills. The Capstone Interactive edition comes with simultaneous access for every student in your school and includes read aloud audio recorded by professional voice over artists.