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U.S. Chap 3.4

Gentry *Wealthy Landowners *The upper class in colonial society
Social Mobility *The ability of a person to change their position in society. *Being able to become more welathy and powerful, or the opposite.
Plantation *Very large farm in the South that grew cash crops *Relied on slavery in order to make a profit
Enlightenment *European intellectual movement in which people began to question the purpose of gov't and the rights of the people.
Natural Rights *Rights you are born with, and which are not supposed to be taken away. *Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of happiness
John Locke *European Enlightenment thinker *Wrote about Natural Rights *Said gov't exists to protect Natural Rights *If a gov't doesn't protect Natural Rights, the people can overthrow it.
Created by: ltrudeau