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STAAR Review

8th History: Exploration and Colonization

Joint-Stock Company a group of investors who pool their money together on an investment with the goal of making a profit.
representative government system where citizens vote to elect people in an assembly to represent their interests and concerns
constitution established principles by which a state or other organization is shall be governed.
triangular trade trade in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries that involved shipping goods from Britain to West Africa to be exchanged for slaves. Slaves shipped to the West Indies were exchanged for sugar, rum & other commodities, which were shipped back to Britian
Middle Passage the sea journey undertaken by slave ships from West Africa to the West Indies.
House of Burgesses the first legislative assembly of elected representatives in North America.
mercantilism economic system in which a country attempts to amass wealth through trade with other countries, exporting more than it imports
economy the wealth and resources of a country or region, especially in terms of the production and consumption of goods and services
English Bill of Rights The Bill creates separation of powers, limits the powers of the king and queen, enhances the democratic election and bolsters freedom of speech in England.
First Great Awakening series of religious revivals in the North American British colonies during the 17th and 18th Centuries. Many colonists found new meaning in the religions of the day.
Fundamental Orders of Connecticut Established a representative government in the colony of Connecticut
Magna Carta 1215 document that guaranteed the rights of English citizens and limited the power of the king
Mayflower Compact An agreement reached by the Pilgrims on the ship the Mayflower in 1620, just before they landed at Plymouth Rock which bound them to live in a civil society according to their own laws.
William Penn Founder of Pennslyvania
Quaker group of Christians who lived in Pennslyvania. Believed in equality and tolerance. Considered the first abolitionists.
Parliament Representative government in England
Diversity the inclusion of individuals representing more than one national origin, color, religion, ecomic status, etc.
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