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Borland History Test

Chapters 3, 4, 5, and 6 General Vocab (not all)

TermDefinition
joint stock company a company whose stock is owned jointly by the shareholders
persecute subject (someone) to hostility and ill-treatment, especially because of their race or political or religious beliefs
dissented hold or express opinions that are at variance with those previously, commonly, or officially expressed.
tolerance the ability or willingness to tolerate something, in particular the existence of opinions or behavior that one does not necessarily agree with.
house of burgesses the lower house of the colonial Virginia legislature.
headright legal grant of land to settlers
charter a written grant of permission
indentured servants people who work off their free passage to a new country
enslaved africans african americans who were taken from their families and sold as slaves, or workers, for a rich family
subsistence farming growing enough food to support you and your family/your basic needs
cash crops crops sold for profit
triangular trade a multilateral system of trading in which a country pays for its imports from one country by its exports to another
slave codes gave slave owners absolute power over slaves
export send (goods or services) to another country for sale.
import bring (goods or services) into a country from abroad for sale.
mercantilism belief in the benefits of profitable trading; commercialism.
representative government citizens vote on their leaders and have power over them
propaganda information used to bias one side's story and to benefit from it
committees of correspondence shadow governments organized by the patriot leaders of the thirteen colonies
minutemen colonial soldiers that can become ready for war in a "minute's notice"
loyalists a person who remains loyal to their original country
patriots a person who vigorously supports their country and would be willing to fight for its freedom
siege enemy forces surround a town or building, cutting off essential supplies, with the aim of compelling the surrender of those inside
privateer an armed ship owned and officered by private individuals holding a government commission and authorized for use in war, especially in the capture of enemy merchant shipping
blockade an act or means of sealing off a place to prevent goods or people from entering or leaving
inflation to grow or expand majorly
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