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Chapter 3 Vocabulary

monarch a ruler of a country
House of Burgesses The first legislative body in the American colonies; in Virginia, this body included representatives elected by the colony's landowners.
Pilgrim a person who makes a journey for religious reasons
Mayflower Compact An agreement made by the Pilgrims to govern themselves and make just laws.
indentured servant A person who agrees to work for a set period of time without pay in exchange for necessities such as transportation, food, clothing, and shelter.
Puritan An early settler who left England so he or she could practice a religion freely.
Northwest Passage A mythical shortcut by water from the Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean.
Columbian Exchange The movement of people, animals, plants, and cultures between the Eastern and Western Hemispheres.
epidemic An outbreak of disease affecting many people at the same time.
colony A settlement far away from the country that rules it.
expedition An organized group of people taking a journey for a purpose.
merchant a person who buys and sells goods
Created by: kkankel