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13 Colonies

TermDefinition
town meeting a gathering where colonists held elections and voted on the laws for their towns
self-government a system of government that lets people make laws for themselves
dissenter a person who does not agree with the beliefs of his or her leaders
banish to force someone to leave
industry all the businesses that make one kind of product or provide one kind of service
export a product sent to another country and sold
import a product bought into one country from another country
Middle Passage the voyage from Africa to the West Indies (Americas)
slave trade the business of buying and selling human beings
proprietor a person who owned and controlled all the land in a colony
representative someone who is chosen to speak and act for others
treaty an official agreement between nations or groups
free market economy an economy in which the people, not the government, decide what will be produced
free enterprise a system in which people may start any business that they believe will succeed
artisan someone who is skilled at making something by hand
laborer a person who does hard physical work
apprentice someone who studies with a master to learn a skill or business
plantation a large farm on which crops are raised by workers who live on the farm
legislature a group of people with the power to make and change laws
refuge a safe place
debtor a person who owes money
indigo a plant that can be made into a dark blue dye
overseer a person who watches and directs the work of other people
spiritual an African-American religious folk song
triangular trade refers to the routes ships took between Africa, the Americas, and Europe
Massachusetts settled by English Puritans, very strict laws based on the Bible
important industries in England shipbuilding, fishing,and whaling
Benjamin Franklin Philadelphia's most famous citizen
New England Colonies New Hampshire, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island
Middle Colonies New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware
Southern Colonies Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia
Created by: KRago