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13 colonies vocab

Vocab for the 13 colonies

TermDefinition
Subsistence Farming Farmers growing crops to feed themselves & their family. No profit.
Export To sell products outside of the country
Import To get products from another country
Royal Colony Having a royal council govern the land, appointed by the sovereign country.
Proprietary Colony Mostly in the North and in the Caribbeans, the land belonged to the ruler and was his prerogative to divide.
Triangular Trade pattern of colonial commerce which slaves were bought on African Gold Coast with New England rum, traded in West Indies for sugar or molasses, which was brought back to New England to manufacture to rum.
Frontier A line or border separating two countries or states. A settlement that beyond lies to forested area.
Meeting House A protestant place of worship or meeting to make plans
Apprentice The experienced, old generation teaches a new generation a set of particular skills to continue the job legacy. (Master Craftsmen).
Naval Stores Articles or materials used in shipping
Patroon A person given land and granted certain manorial privileges under the former Dutch governments of New York and New Jersey.
Great Migration A puritan migration of 1,000 people crossing the Atlantic from England to the 13 colonies
Conestoga Wagon A heavy covered wagon that can carry up to six tons and is drawn by horse, mules, or ox.
Commonwealth An independent country or community, usually a democratic republic.
Cash crop Crops produced for commercial value, not for use by the grower.
Puritans A group of English Reformed Protestants in 16th and 17th centuries who sought to "purify" the Church of England from its "Catholic" practices. They were persecuted in England, therefore coming to the New England colonies
Constitution A body of fundamental principles.
Seperatists A person who supports the separation of a particular group of people from a larger body on the basis of ethnicity, religion, or gender.
Fundamental Orders of Connecticut An early colonial constitution that established a rule of law that governed the towns of Wethersfield, Windsor, and Hartford, beginning in 1639.
Pilgrims A person who journeys to a place for sacred, religious purposes
Toleration he act of tolerating something particularly in a different matter or behaviour
Mayflower Compact The first agreement for self-government to be created and enforced in America.
Pacifists Person who believes that war and violence are unjustifiable.
Mercantilism Belief in the benefits of profitable trading
Toleration Act Gave protestants and Catholics the right to worship in Maryland
Quakers Members of a historical Christian society
Indigo A blue dye obtained from a plant
Urban Characteristic or relating to a town or city
Rural Characteristic or relating to the countryside
Artisan A worker, that makes things by hand, that is skilled in trade
Tidewater A region is West Virginia comprising a near sea level alluvial plain subject to tides.
Plantations An estate where crops such as coffee, sugar, and tobacco are grown by residential labor
Joint-Stock company A company whose stocks is owned primarily by the shareholders
Middle Passage Where the slaves left Africa and came to North America. Put them into the bottom of a ship and the ones who died were the weak and the strong were able to prosper.
Indentured Servants A person under contract to work for another person for a definite period of time, usually without pay but in exchange for free passage to a new country.
Slave codes A set of laws that allowed slave owners to retrieve their slaves from free states without their permission
Back Country Sparsely inhabited areas;Wilderness
Charter a written grant by a country's legislative or sovereign power, by which an institution such as a company, college, or city is created and its rights and privileges defined
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