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History Unit #1

joint-stock company A business formed by a group of people who jointly make an investment and share in profits and losses.
authority power, right to rule.
headright system colonists who paid their way to Virginia received 50 acres of land.
identured servant a colonist who received free passage to North America, but had to work without pay for a certain number of years.
Toleration Act of 1649 a Maryland law that made restricting the religious rights of Christian a crime.
royal colony a colony that is controlled by the king.
proprietary colony the colony's owner controlled the government.
implicate to be involved and connected with.
pluralistic a society whose many religious, Cultural, and racial groups co-exist.
Starving Time By the spring of 161060 out of 400 colonists survived.
assimilate to take in and incorporate as one's own.
charter an official document that allows someone to establish a colony
historian an authority on history.
archeologist a scientist who studies past human cultures by looking at the clues they left behind.
anthropologist a scientist who studies the origins, characteristics, and customs of humankind.
decimate destroy; kill
Created by: logancollier1