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SS Ch 4 Vocabulary

Colonial Terms

TermDefinition
colony 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.
presidios A Spanish fort.
mission A small religious settlement.
haciendas 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 company
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 in exchange for passage to North America.
legislature The lawmaking branch of a government.
represent To speak for.
royal colony A colony that is ruled directly by a monarchy. (King/Queen).
pilgrim A person who makes a journey for religious reasons.
compact An agreement between people
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.
primary sources The records and artifacts made by people who saw or took part in an event.
secondary sources A record of an event made by someone who was not there at the time.
Created by: lhall2014