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chapter 2

enlightenment movement that spread the idea that reason and science could improve society
monarch a government with a hereditary single leader
legislature a group of people that make laws
precedent a ruling that is used as the basis for a judicial decision in a later, similar case
common law a system of law based on precedent and customs
natural rights freedoms people possess relating to life, liberty, and property
social contract an agreement among people in a society with a government
colony a group of people in one place who are ruled by a parent country else where
joint stock company investors provide partial ownership in a company organized for profit
charter a written document granting land and the authority, to set up colonial governments or a government documents granting permission to organize a corporation
compact an agreement or contract, among a group of people
proprietary colony area with owner controlled land and government
royal colony a colonial area of land controlled directly by a king or other monarch
religious dissenters those who followed a religious faith other that the official religious of England
puritans religious dissenter who came to the colonies to purify or reform, the Anglican church
toleration acceptance of other groups, such as religious groups
pilgrims colonial puritans who considered them selves people on a religious journey
indentured servant workers who contracted with american colonist for food and shelter in return for their labor
plantation a large estate
o quire to gain or get possession of
triangular trade pattern of trade that developed in the colonial times among the Americas, Africa, and Europe
decade a period of 10 years
tidewater area of low, flat plains near the sea coast of Virginia and North Carolina
egalitarianism the philosophy or sprite of equality
mercantilism the theory that a country should sell more goods to other countries than it buys
boycott the refusal to purchase certain goods
repeal to cancel a law
delegate a representative to a meeting
independence self reliance and freedom from outside control
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