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British Colonies

British Colonies vocab

TermDefinition
Charter a document given for permission to a person or group to do something
Invest to put money into something to try to earn more money
Stock a piece of ownership in a company
Cash crop a crop that people grow and sell to earn money
Indentured servant someone who agreed to work for a number of years in exchange for the cost of voyage to North America
Pilgrim a person who makes a long journey for religious reasons
Compact an agreement
Diversity a variety of people in a group
Tolerance respecting beliefs that are different from one's own
Town meeting gathering where colonists held elections and voted on the laws for their towns
Self government people make laws for themselves
Dissenter a person who does not agree with the beliefs of his or her leader
Banish means to force someone to leave
Slave trade business of buying and selling human beings
Proprietor a person who owned and controlled all the land in the colony
Representative someone who is chosen to speak and act for others
Treaty a physical agreement between nations or groups
Artisian a person 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 large farm on which crops are raised by workers who live on the farm
Legislation 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
Free market economy the people, not the government, decide what will be produced
Free enterprise the economic system in which people may start any business that they believe will succeed
Industry business that will make one kind of product or provide one kind of service
Export a product sent to another country and sold
Import a product brought into one country from another
Created by: Kashally