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chapter 2 vocabulary

chapter 2 content vocabulary

Enlightenment movement that soread the idea that reason and science could improve society
monarch king or queen
legistature a group of people that makes laws
precedent a ruling that used as the basis for a judicial decision in a later , similar case
common law a system of law based on precedent and customs
social contract an agreement among people in a society with a government
colony is a group of people in one place who are ruled by a parent country elsewhere
joint-stock company investors provide partial ownership in a company organized for profit
charter a written document granting land and the authority to set up colonial governments . or a government document granting permission to organize a corporation
compact is an agreement or contract among a group of people
proprietary colony area with owner- controlled land and government
royal colony a colonial area of land controlled directly by king or other monarch
religious dissenters those who fllowed a religious faith other than the official religion of england
puritans religious dissenter who come to the colonies to purify , or reform the anglican church
pilgrims colonial puritans who considered them selves people on religious journey
toleration acceptance of groups such as religious groups
indentured servants workers who contracted with American colonists for food and shelter in return for their labor
plantation a large estate
triangular trade pattern of trade that developed in colonial times among the Americans ,Africa and Europe
tidewater areas of low flat plains near the seacoast of virginia and North Carolina
egalitarianism the philosophy or spirit of equality
mercantilism the theory that a country should sell more goods to other countries than it buys
boycott the refusal to purchase certain goods
repealed to cancel a law
delegates a representative to a meeting
independence self-reliance and freedom from outside control
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