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Southern Colonies

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John Smith Virginia Colonizer and publicist, brought a measure of discipline to the dissolute colonists; his negotiations with the Indians prevented starvation
joint-stock company a company or association consisting of individuals organized to conduct a business for gain and having a joint stock of capital represented by shares owned individually by the members
charter a document issued by a government that gives rights to a person or group
plantations a large area of land especially in a hot part of the world where crops (such as cotton) are grown
Indentured Servants was a labor system where by young people paid for their passage to the New World by working for an employer for a certain number of years. they agreed to work, not slaves
burgesses elected representatives to a lawmaking body in the English colonies
royal colony a colony under control of the english king
rural more like country side
urban around cities or towns
tide water water affected or brought by tides; the tide brought minerals and things to fertilize best area to farm
middle passage was the crossing from Africa to the Americas, which the ships made carrying their 'cargo' of slaves.
slave codes laws that denied native americans their rights- couldn’t move away from crops or learn how to read and write
Cecil calvert Maryland leader, He invited sons of Catholic and Protestant families to sail to Maryland and establish the new colony. (son)
George Calvert (lord Baltimore) George Calvert was the first person to dream of a colony in America where Catholics and Protestants could prosper together. (dad)
Toleration act a guarantee that all christians had the right to worship as they please
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