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History unit 3

Charter An official documents that gives a person the right to establish a colony.
joint-stock company A business formed by a group of people who jointly make an investment and share in the profits and losses.
Headright system The colonists who paid their own way into Virginia and received 50 acres of land for every person you bring.
Indentured servant A colonist who received free passage to North America in exchange for working without pay for a certain number of years.
Toleration Act of 1649 A Maryland law that made restricting the religious rights of Christians a crime; the first law guaranteeing religious freedom to be passed in America.
Royal colony A colony that is founded and controlled by the king.
Proprietary colony A colony where the proprietary or colonies run the colony.
Established church The official church of a nation.
Mayflower compact A document written by the Pilgrims establishing themselves as a political society and setting guidelines for self-goverment.
Puritans Protestants who wanted to reform the Church of England.
Pilgrims/separatists People who move from place to place. A member of puritan separatist that left england in the early 1600 to settle in the americas.
Religious persecution A system of people not wanting the religious.
Religious tolerance Respect and allowing the religion.
Historian An expert or student of history.
Archeologist Some one that uncovers and studies artifacts and bones.
Anthropologist A person who studies cultures.
Athority The person who makes dissions for the king in the new world.
Created by: c.berger