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civics chapter 2

enlightenment movement that spread the idea that reason and science could improve society.
monarch a king or queen
legislature a group of people that make laws
precedent a ruling that is used as the basis for a judicial decision in a later similar case
common law a system of law based on precedent and customs
natural rights freedoms people possess relating to life, liberty, and property.
social contract is a agreement among the people in a society.
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 written document granting land and the authority to set up colonial government.
compact a agreement or contract among a group of people.
proprietary colony the owner, or proprietor owned the land and controlled the government.
royal colony a colonial are of land controlled directly by a king or other monarch.
religious dissenters people who follow a religious faith more different from england
puritans a a religious dissenter who came to the colonies to purify, or reforn, the aglican chruch.
pilgrim people on a religious journey
toleration not accepting other beliefs, practices, or differences.
indentured servant workers who contracted with american colonists for food and shelter in return for their labor
plantation large estate
triangular trade the pattern of trade that developed among the americans, africa, and europe.
tidewater areas of flat low plains near the seacoast
egalitarianism equality
mercantilism theory that a countries power depends on its wealth
boycott refuse to buy british goods
repealed to cancel
delegate representatives
independence self reliance and freedom from outside control
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