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colonization vocab


Mercantilism the economic theory that trade generates wealth and is stimulated by the accumulation of profitable balances, which a government should encourage by means of protectionism.
Middle man a person who buys goods from producers and sells them to retailers or consumers.
Monarch a sovereign head of state, especially a king, queen, or emperor.
Colony a country or area under the full or partial political control of another country, typically a distant one, and occupied by settlers from that country.
Indentured servant a labor system whereby young people paid for their passage to the New World by working for an employer for a certain number of years. It was widely employed in the 18th century in the British colonies in North America and elsewhere.
Slave a person who is the legal property of another and is forced to obey them.
Garrison the troops stationed in a fortress or town to defend it.
Trustee an individual person or member of a board given control or powers of administration of property in trust with a legal obligation to administer it solely for the purposes specified.
Charter a written grant by a country's legislative or sovereign power, by which an institution such as a company, college, or city is created and its rights and privileges defined.
Regulations a rule or directive made and maintained by an authority.
Artisan a worker in a skilled trade, especially one that involves making things by hand.
Militia a military force that is raised from the civil population to supplement a regular army in an emergency.
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