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Charter A document given to allow the holder to organize settlements in an area.
Colony A territory settled and controlled by a more powerful country.
Debtor A person or country that owes money.
Democracy A form of government characterized by free and open election of representatives who are responsive to the will of the people.
Discrimination Unfair treatment of a group because of their race, religion, ethnic background, place of birth, or gender
Dissent To disagree with or be in opposition to an opinion.
Fundamental Orders of Connecticut First written constitution (a document that set up plan of government) in the English colonies.
House of Burgesses Legislative body of the Virginia colony; first elected representative legislature in the English colonies.
Indentured Servants A laborer who agreed to work without pay for 5-7 years in exchange for passage money to America.
James Oglethorpe Proprietor who was given the colony of Georgia and he populated it with debtors in English prisons.
Jamestown 1609 First permanent settlement in the English Colonies in Virginia
Joint-Stock Company A company in which investors buy stock in the company in return for a share of future profits.
Lord Baltimore Proprietor who was given the colony of Maryland which he made into a safe haven for Roman Catholics.
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