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Chapter 2

TermDefinition
Enlightenment Movement that spread the idea that reason and science could improve society.
Monarch King or queen
Legislature A lawmaking badly-parliament
Precedent A ruling that is used as the basic for a Judaical decision in a later similar case.
Common Law A system of law based on precedent
Natural Rights freedoms people passes relating to life , liberty , and property.
Social Contract An agreement among people in a society
Colony A group of people in one place with are ruled by a parent country
Joint Stack Company Investors partial ownership and a share in future profits.
Charter A written document granting land and the authority to set by colonial government.
Compact An agreement or contact among a group of people.
Proprietary Colony Owner or proprietor owned the land and controlled the government.
Royal colony owned and ruled directly by the king
Religious Dissenters Who followed a faith other than the official religion of England.
Pilgrims People on a religious journey
Toleration Acceptance of other religions
Indentured Servant Made it possible for poor people to come to the colonies.
Plantation Large Estate
Triangular trade Pattern of trade that developed among the Americans , Africa and Europe.
Tidewater Areas of flat, low plains near the seacoast of Virginia and North Carolina
Egalitarianism Equality
Mercantilism The theory that a country.s power depends on its wealth.
Boycott Refuse to buy
Repeal Cancelled , the stamp act
Delegate Representatives , to Philadelphia to discuss their concern.
Independence Self reliance and freedom from outside control.
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