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Thirteen Colonies


Early form of modern corporation in which many people invested in colonies by buying stocks joint stock company
Person who agreed to work for another, usually for 7 years, in exchange for passage to the New World indentured servant
system for distributing land to colonists based on the number of people they brought to New World headright system
firsts permanent settlement in the New World (1607) Jamestown, VA
Eight English royalist who were given the Carolina colony as a gift from Charles II Eight Lord Proprietors
mother country of the 13 colonies England
Religious group known as Society of Friends; settled the Pennsylvania colony Quakers
Carolina's first written law Fundamental Constitution of Carolina
Three regions of the 13 colonies New England, Middle, and Southern
extremely strict religious group that wanted to purify the church; largest group in New England area Puritans
first permanent settlers of Carolina came from this British colony Barbados
Region of colonies founded mainly as a safe haven for religious groups New England colonies
colonies with greatest diversity of people and religions; the "breadbasket" of the colonies Middle colonies
colonies defined by large plantations and slavery Southern colonies
authors of the Fundamental Constitution of Carolina Lord A.Ashley Cooper and John Locke
Fundamental Constitution of Carolina gave power to those who owned LAND
Pros of Fundamental Constitution of Carolina 1. gave freedom of religion and 2. supposed to protect citizens rights
Cons of Fundamental Constitution of Carolina allowed/permitted slavery
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