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Social-Chapter 4

Building the First Colonies, pp. 145-173

TermDefinition
colony a land ruled by another country
plantation a large farm
slavery the practice of holding people against their will and making them work without pay
borderlands areas of land on or near the borders between countries, colonies, or regions
presidio a Spanish fort
mission a small religious settlement
hacienda a large estate or home where cattle and sheep are raised
raw material a resource that can be used to make a product
stock part ownership in a business
cash crop a crop that people grow to sell
profit the money left over after all costs have been paid
indentured servant a person who agreed to work for another person without pay for a certain length of time
legislature the lawmaking branch of a government
represent to speak for
royal colony a colony ruled directly by a monarchy
pilgrim a person who makes a journey for religious reasons
compact an agreement
self-government a system of government in which people make their own laws
majority rule the political idea that the majority of an organized group should have the power to make decisions for the whole group
demand a need or a desire for a good or service by people willing to pay for it
supply an amount of a good that is offered for sale
ally a partner
proprietary colony a colony owned and ruled by one person who was chosen by a king or queen
Created by: ashleymohn