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Mayflower Compact First written agreement for self-government in the English colonies--based on the principle of majority rule.
Pacifist A person opposed to the use or war or violence to settle disputes.
Patroon A landowner in the Dutch colonies who ruled like a king over large areas of land which he was given if he could bring 50 families over as tenant farmers.
Persecute To treat someone harshly because of that person's beliefs or practices.
Pilgrim Separatists who journeyed to the English colonies during the 1600's.
Proprietary Colonies The king gave colonies that were then run by an individual or groups.
Puritans During the 1600's, Protestants who wanted to reform the Anglican Church.
Quakers A religious group that believed everyone was equal, killing was wrong, and slavery was wrong; they settled in Pennsylvania.
Roger Williams A Puritan minister who left Massachusetts and set up the colony of Rhode Island which became the first English colony granting religious freedom.
Separatists During the 1600's, Protestants who left the Anglican Church in order to start their own churches; they came to New England Colonies.
Toleration To be willing to put up with people different from oneself.
William Penn A Quaker who was given the colony of Pennsylvania in which he tried to put the Quaker beliefs into practice.
1609-1684 Dates most English Colonies started.
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