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Term 2: Extended

Vocabulary for Term 2

Abolish to get rid of, do away with; particularly refers to ending slavery
Abolition legal end of slavery, especially of slavery of blacks in the U.S.
Dissenter someone who disagrees with a majority opinion; in this case, an English Protestant who disagreed with the Church of England
Covenant solemn promise; religious people might believe that God had a covenant to protect them if they followed his laws
Glorious Revolution English 1688 peaceful overthrow of Catholic King James II for Protestant King William III and Queen Mary II
Privy Council influential people who helped the king of England (or the governor of a colony) to make decisions
House of Burgesses the legislative representative government in colonial Virginia
Head-right a grant of land, usually 50 acres to a settler, given by certain colonies in the 17th and 18th centuries
Mercantilism Colonies would provide the mother country with cheap raw goods that the mother country could then turn into manufactured goods and sell for high prices to the colony,
Persecution hurting, punishing, or driving away a group of people because of their religion or race
Created by: Mr.Nichols