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Colonies

11/4/16 US History Test

TermDefinition
John Winthrop The leader of the Puritans
Toleration Recognition that other people have the right to different opinions.
Roger Williams Said colonists should not take Native Americans land. Was forced to leave Massachusetts and started the colony of Rhode Island.
Proprietary Colony A colony created by a grant of land from a monarch to an individual or family.
William Penn Quaker leader who found Pennsylvania.
Boarderlands Lands along the frontier
Presidios Spanish military posts
Pueblos Spanish establishments or towns
Legislative A group of people who have the power to make laws.
English Bill of Rights Written list of freedoms that a government promised to protect.
Habeas Corpus The principle that a person cannot be held in prison without being charged with a specific crime.
Freedom of the Press The right of journalists to publish the truth without restrictions or penalty.
Lidel The publishing of statements that damage a person's reputation.
Gentry Upper class of colonial society.
Middle Class Colonial farmers and artisans.
Indentured Servants Signed a contract to work from 4 to 10 years in the colonies for anyone who for his or her oceans passage to the Americas.
Racism A belief that one race is superior to another.
Slave Code Strict laws that restrict the rights and activities of slaves.
Natural Rights An enlightenment idea that said every human is born with the right to life, liberty and property.
Divine Right The belief that monarchs (kings) get the right to rule over everybody by being born king.
What was the Triangular Trade Describe how it works. A trade between Africa, America, and Europe. Slaves went from Africa to America. Tobacco and cotton went from America to Europe. Textiles went from Europe to Africa.
Who was John Locke and what ideas did he have that shaped the sounding the United States? John Locke was an English philosopher. Started that all people had natural rights. People had the right to life, liberty and property.
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