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Exploration & Settle

TermDefinition
Colony a group of people who settle in another land but who are still under the rule of their native land
Charter official permission to operate something, such as a colony
Proprietary Colony a colony that was governed by a proprietor or a group of proprietors who must pay the king rent for the land granted
Conquistadors after Columbus, a series of Spanish explorers who sailed to America
Joint Stock Company a company who is owned jointly by its shareholders
Headright System a method of granting an amount of land to settlers depending on the number of people in their families or people whose passage they paid for
House of Burgesses the first legislative assembly in America that was started in Virginia
Mayflower Compact a document signed by the pilgrims that stated that the colonists agreed to set up their own government and abide by its rules and laws. This document established the American ideal of "government by the consent"
Indentured Servant one who agreed to work for a landowner for a number of years in exchange for the landowner paying her or his passage to America
Encomiendas plantations
Fundamental Constitution the laws of the Carolina colony drawn up in 1670 by Lord Ashley with the help of his secretary, John Locke
Huguenots French Protestants
Lord Proprietors eight supporters to whom King Charles II of England gave a grant to establish a colony that included land that later became SC
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