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What is the definition of a proprietary colony A colony run by a landholder in exchange for a yearly payment to the king.
The aristocracy in what colonial region were referred to as Gentry and designed their homes and society after the lifestyle of English country gentlemen? Southern colonies
What group paid for their passage to America by working for approximately seven years after they arrived? Indentured Servants
Which of the following women was put on trial for speaking out against the Puritans? Anne Hutchinson
What was a belief of the Quakers? all people were equal in God's sight
Which document was written by the settlers of the Plymouth colony? Mayflower Compact
Why did slavery increase in colonial America? demand for tobacco and sugar
______ were given large tracts of land they could rent to local farmers or merchants. patroons
What was the cause of Bacon's rebellion? Native-American attacks
Religious toleration is allowing others to freely practice religions of their own choice
Because of the geography, many of the people of the Southern Colonies became farmers
Why did the colonial cities grow rapidly during the 18th century? They had harbors for trading
What are examples of geographic resources? rivers. streams, harbors and forests
What name was given to the system of trade between New England, Africa, and the West Indies? Triangular Trade
Where did plantations develop? The South
Who founded a colony in Providence, Rhode Island? Roger Williams
What is a favorable balance of trade ? More exports than imports
What was the reason people settled in the new England colonies? Religious freedom
Why did the Puritans found the Massachusetts Bay colony? to practice their religion in a safe place
Enumerated commodities were goods the colonies could trade with only what country England
What region produced the most grain? Middle Colonies
The Europeans who settled in the region that is now New York State came from The Netherlands
In which state did Quakers live? Pennsylvania
What was the most important cash crop in Virginia? Tobacco
Who founded the colony for debtors in Georgia James Oglethorpe
England’s policy of allowing colonists to ignore Navigation Laws was known as Salutary Neglect
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