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Unit 2: Coming to America Exploring and Colonization

explorer someone who travels in order to gain knowledge about land or discoveries
colony a land ruled by a distant country
Armada a fleet of Spanish warships
Christianity the religion based on the life and teachings of Jesus Christ
compact an agreement
3 G's Gold, God, and Glory (the 3 reasons for exploration and settlement)
colonist a person living in a land ruled by a distant country
cash crop a crop that people raise to sell rather than to use themselves
export a product that leaves a country
import a product that is brought into a coutry
legislature the lawmaking branch of government
majority rule the political idea that the majority of an organized group should have the power to make decisions for the whole group
public office a job a person is elected to do
self-sufficient able to provide for one's own needs without help
conquer to defeat in combat
indentured servant someone required to work for his or her freedom
House of Burgesses first representative governmental group in American (Jamestown)
Columbian Exchange plants, animals, and diseases from Europe, Asia, and Africa were introduced to the Americas, and numerous others were transferred from the Americas to Europe, Asia, and Africa.
Created by: lmcgehee