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Gindling 7

13 Colonies Vocabulary

Joint Stock Company/Corporation Corporation that people invest in hoping that the exploration or colony financed will make a profit.
Charter Document (a formal paper) that gives a group of people the right to establish (make) a colony.
Quaker Believed that all people were equal in God's eyes. Settled Pennsylvania and created a colony where all had political and religious freedom.
Religious Toleration Being tolerant(accepting) of all religions.
Puritan Protestant reformer people who wanted change) who wanted to "purify" the church. They were kicked out of England and settled in Massachusetts. Purify: reform or change
Pilgrim Protestant reformer who wanted to simplify the church. They settled in Plymouth. Protestant: People who chose to be separated from the Church.
House of Burgess Representative assembly (group of people) in Virginia. The first representative body in the English colonies.
Mayflower Compact Document drawn up by the Pilgrims before getting off the Mayflower that told how the colony would be governed.
New England Town Meetings Democratic meetings where the people in the town got to vote on local issues.
Mayflower Compact 1620 agreement for ruling the Plymouth colony. It established the precedent of democratic rule in the English colonies.
Witch Trials Putting a group of people on trial as "scape goats" to explain why something bad is happening.
Triangular Trade Illegal trade between the colonies and Europe, Asia and Africa. England didn't shut it down since they were making a lot of money off of it.
Mercantilism Economic policy that states that colonies exist for the financial(money) benefit of the mother country.
Democracy Political system where people have a say in electing representatives and making laws.
Indentured Servant Person who trades their labor in order to learn a trade or pay for a trip to the colonies.
Immigration Moving to a new country permanently.
Emmigration Leaving your old country to move somewhere else.
Navigation Acts Laws established by England in the 1660's to regulate(control) colonial trade.
Representative A person who stands or acts for a larger group, the person is chosen from the group by an election. (blank)
Peninsula a portion of land nearly surrounded by water and connected with a larger body (blank)
Contaminate (ed) to soil, stain, corrupt, or infect by contact or association, such as a bacteria (blank)
Native belonging to a particular place by birth (blank)
Deteriorate (ed) to become impaired in quality, functioning, or condition (blank)
Passage a specific act of traveling or passing especially by sea or air (blank)
(blank) (blank)
Servitude : a right by which something (as a piece of land) owned by one person is subject to a specified use or enjoyment by another (blank)
Lower class people who had less money, education (blank)
Merchant ship the operator of a retail business travels between ports (cities) to sell their goods (blank)
Decade (s) a group or set of 10: as a: a period of 10 years (blank)
Accommodate to provide (give)a person with something that is desired or needed, to live or do a job. (blank)
Inhabitant a person that occupies a particular place, such as a house, city, or state for a period of time (blank)
Original first, the first group of people, or the first person to do something (blank)
Conquest territory appropriated in war, land won after fighting for it in a war (blank)
Mestizo mixed groups of people, such as Spanish and English people living together (blank)
Migrate (ed) to move from one country, place, or locality to another place (blank)
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