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8th Grade History

Chapters 3-1, 3-2, 3-3, 3-4

charter a document granting the holder the right to settle a colony
joint stock company a business in which investors buy stock in return for a share of its future profits
headright a 50-acre grant of land given to colonial settlers who paid their own way
burgess elected representative to an assembly
investigate to search for facts and other information about something
expand to increase in size or number
persecute to mistreat a person or group on the basis of their beliefs
tolerance the ability to accept and respect different views or behaviors
enforce to apply a rule or law; to carry out by force
policy a statement of ideals or plan of action
patroons landowner in the Dutch colonies who ruled over large areas of land
pacifist people opposed to the use of war or violence to settle disputes
ethnic of or relating to national, tribal, racial, religious, language, or cultural background
function to be in action; to operate
indentured servant laborer who agrees to work without pay for a certain period of time in exchange for passage to America
Constitution a detailed written plan for a government; a list of basic laws that support a government
debtor person or country that owes money
estate a large area of land that has one owner
dominate to control
Created by: SSC 8th LA