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Charter an official document 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 colonist who paid their way to Virgina received 50 acres of land for every additional person they brought from England.
indentured servant a colonist who received a free passage to north America in exchange for working with out pay for a certain amount of years
toleration act of 1649 a maryland law made restricting the religious rights of Christians in a crime; the first law guaranteeing religious freedom to be passed in America
Royal colony colony that was created pusuant to a charter granted by the English Crown controlled by a governor appointed by the crown
Proprietary colony colony under which the colony's proprietors, or owners, controlled the colony's government
Established church a church that is recognized as the official church of a nation
Mayflower Compact a document written by the pilgrims in 1620 establishing themselves as a political society and setting guidelines for self government
Puritans Protestants who wanted reform the church of England
Pilgrims/Separatists a member of a Puritan/ Separatist sect that left England in the early 1600 to settle in the Americas
Religious Persecution the mistreatment of a person or group because of thier beliefs or religion
Religious Tolerance the willingness to let others practice their own beliefs
Historian a person who studies history?
Archeologist the scientific study of prehistoric peoples and their cultures by analysis of their artifacts, inscriptions, monuments and more
Anthropologist ?
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