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SHMS 8th Grade Social Studies Powertime Vocab 2

Royal Colony a colony controlled by the king
Artisan a skilled craftsman
Trustee a person who holds property, authority, or a position of trust or responsibility
Mercantilism a trade policy wherein colonies provide raw materials to the mother country and the mother country sells manufactured goods back to the colonies
Bicameral a two
Tories colonists that were loyal to the king of England and did not want independence, also known as Loyalists
Patriots colonists who wanted to break away from England and be independent
Boycott to stop trade
Ratify to approve
Stamp Act placed a tax on all documents, permits, contracts, newspapers in the 13 colonies
Checks and balances system in which different branches of government limit the power of each of the other branches
Headright system system that distributed former Native American land to the heads of households.
Land lottery qualifying individuals could purchase a ticket to spin a wheel to receive a portion of former Native American land
Separation of powers system in which government is broken up into different branches and each with a different job: executive, legislative, judicial
Yazoo land fraud illegal sale of land in which members of the General Assembly and the governor were bribed. Georgia would lose land as a result.
Created by: hbogue