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Unit 1 B

Why did the Pilgrims & Puritans come to America? religious freedom
Why is the Mayflower Compact important? established democracy in America
What is ethnocentrism? the belief that your culture is the best
What is indentured servant? a person who signed a contract to work in exchange for transportation to America
What was one advantage to slavery? cheap supply of labor
Why is the term Native American inacurate? No people are native to America
Why were European diseases so deadly to Native Americans? they had no immunity
Why was the land issue so controversial between Native Americans and the colonists? Native Americans believed the land should be shared. The colonists wanted to own the land.
What was the "caste system?" social class structure based on race used in New Spain
The economy of the Southern colonies was based on? agriculture
Where was the first permanent English colony in North America? Jamestown
What region on the country favored slavery? the South
Why did the colonies grow so rapidly? a healthy place, large families
How did the Southerners justify the existence of slavery? protect the economy of the South
Created by: lmagnus