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13 Colonies - Miss H

13 Colonies Study Resources

Roanoke First attempted British settlement in North America, known as "The Lost Colony" due to the mysterious fate of the colonists
Cash Crop(s) Valuable commodity grown in abundance and sold for a profit - Crop sold for money
Puritans Religious group that wanted to improve, or purify, the Church of England - Salem Witchcraft trials
Plantation Large farms that helped drive the Southern economy - Many worked by slaves
Staple Crop(s) Food commonly grown in order to survive
Pilgrims Religious group that left England because of religious persecution - Mayflower
Quakers Religious group led by William Penn - Friendly with the Natives
Immigrant A person who leaves his/her country to live in another country
Indentured Servant People who signed contracts to work 4-7 years in return for a paid journey to America
Jamestown First permanent British settlement in North America - located in Virginia
Mayflower Compact Legal contract signed by Mayflower men to make a government with fair laws for the general good
Slave Unpaid worker on Southern plantations growing tobacco, indigo and rice
Created by: MissHayes