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Chapter 3 Vocab IY


Companies that were backed by people who put money into a project to earn profits. joint-stock company
A written contract, issued by the government, giving the holder the right to establish a colony. charter
The first permanent English settlement, named in honor of King James. Jamestown
A soldier and adventurer who took control over Jamestown in 1608. John Smith
Men and women who sold their labor to the person who paid their passage to the colony. indentured servant
Was created in 1619 and became the first representative assembly in the American colonies. House of Burgesses
A rebellion that was sparked in 1676 because of Governor Berkeley's refusal of Nathaniel Bacon's demand to approve a war against the Native Americans. Bacon's Rebellion
A Separatists group. Pilgrims
An agreement that the men aboard the Mayflower signed that they vowed to obey laws upon the good of the colony. Mayflower Compact
A religious group that left England to escape bad treatment from King James. Puritans
The Puritans leaving. Great Migration
Laws that extended voting rights to non-church members and limited power of the governor and expanded the idea of representative power. Fundamental Orders of Connecticut
was a minister in Salem, Massachusettes, who founded the first Baptist church in America. Roger Williams
She believed that a person could worship God without the help of the church, minister, or Bible. Anne Hutchinson
A brutal war that the puritans fought with the Native Americans in 1675-1676. King Phillip's War
A governor of the colony New Netherlands and he lost his leg in 1664. Peter Stuyvesant
A person who brought 50 letters to New Netherland. patroon
He drove the Dutch out of New Netherland. Duke of York
A colony with a single owner. proprietary colony
A large landowner in America. William Penn
A person who believed all people should live in peace and harmony (William Penn was one). Quaker
A colony ruled by governors appointed by the king. royal colony
He founded Georgia as a refuge for debtors. James Oglethorpe
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