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English Colonies

TermDefinition
Armada -a fleet of warship
Compact -an agreement
Interpreter -a person who translate from one language to another
Mayflower Compact -an agreement by those on the Mayflower to make and obey laws for their colony. This was the first example of self-rule by American colonists
Pilgrim -a person who makes a journey for a religious reason
Profit -in a business, money left over after everything has been paid for
Indentured Servant -a person who agrees to work for another person without pay for a certain length of time in return for travel expenses
Separatist -a person who wants to become or remain separate from a government or group
Elizabeth I -Queen of England during the middle to late 1500s
Sir Walter Raleigh -English explorer who used his own money to set up England's first colony in North America, on Roanoke Island near North Carolina
John White -English painter and cartographer who led the second group that settled on Roanoke Island
Virginia Dare -first child born of English parents in America. She vanished with other settlers of the Lost Colony
John Smith -English explorer who, as the Jamestown settlement, save its people from starvation
Chief Powhatan -Chief of federation of Indian tribes that lived in the Virginia Territory. Pocahontas was his daughter
Pocahontas -1595-1617 Indian Chief Powhatan's daughter
John Rolfe -An English business man who began planting tobacco in Jamestown and later married Pocahontas
James I -1566-1625 King of England in the early 1600s. The James River and Jamestown were named after him
William Bradford -1590-1657 Governor of Plymouth Colony
Massasoit -Chief of Wamponogs, who were in peace with the Pilgrims
Tisquantum -1585-1622 Native American who spoke English and who helped the Plymouth Colony
Created by: 19jolik