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TermDefinition
Cortez Conquistador of the Aztecs
Pizarro Conquistador of the Incas
Conquistador Spanish explorer, especially in the "New World"
Circumnavigate To sail completely around the world
Queen Elizabeth Queen of England in early Age of Exploration/made England a world power
Merchantilism The idea that colonies were created to make a profit for a home country
John Smith leader of Jamestown; said "work or don't eat"
Representative government A government where the people choose the representatives
James Oglethorope Founder of the colony of Georgia to help debtors
plantation Large farm where laborers live on the property
Royal colonies Colonies owned by a King where the profits go to him
proprietary colony Colony owned by a person/group of people where profits go to them
George Washington Leader of rebels & eventually the 1st president
Militia Civilians that work with, but not part of the regular army
Alliance Cooperation between 2 groups usually for protection
Boycott Official refusal to buy an item
Monopoly Complete control of the market on an item or service (i.e. British Tea)
Minuteman Militia men that were ready at a minutes notice
Thomas Jefferson Writer of the Declaration of Independance
Blockade Closing of a port by naval power
Articles of Confederation Original plan of government for the colonies
Daniel Shays Patriot hero who lost his farm & rebelled against his state
Federalist These supported the Constitution without a Bill of Rights and a strong federal government
Anti-federalists Opposed the approval of the Constitution without a Bill of Rights
Benjamin Franklin patriot leader, statesman, inventor, writer, etc.
John Hancock President of 2nd Conventional Congress, 1st to sign the Declaration of Independence, known smuggler
Benedict Arnold Traitor who almost succeeded in giving up West Point
Created by: brockolli