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Topic 2 Lesson 2 and

Topic 2 Lesson 2,3,4,5,6,7

Protestant Reformation movement to reform the Roman Catholic Church that led to the creation of many different Christian Churches
proprietary colony an English colony in which the king gave land to proprietors in exchange for a yearly payment
royal colony a colony under direct control of the English crown
representative government a political system in which voters elect representatives to make laws
Magna Carta a British document signed in 1215 that contained two basic ideas: monarchs themselves have to obey the laws, and citizens have basic rights
Quakers Protestant reformers who believe in the equality of all people
Act of Toleration a 1649 Maryland law that provided religious freedom for all Christians
slave codes laws that controlled the lives of enslaved Africans and African Americans and denied them basic rights
Mayflower Compact 1620 agreement for ruling the Plymouth Colony
precedent an act or decision that sets an example for others to follow
Putitans a group of English Protestants who settled the Massachusetts Bay Colony
Great Awakening a religious movement i the English colonies in the mid-1700s, also know as the First Great Awakening
Fundamental Orders of Connecticut a 1639 plan for government in the Puritan colony of Connecticut
Enlightenment the movement in Europe in the 1600s and 1700s that emphasized the use of reason
navigation acts a series of English laws beginning in the 1650s that regulated trade between England and its colonies
triangular trade the colonial trade route between New England, Africa, and the West Indies
English Bill of Rights a 1689 document that guaranteed the rights of English citizens
legislature a group of people who have the power to make laws
mercantilism the theory that a nation's economic strength came from selling more that it bought from other nations
charter a legal document giving certain rights to a person or company
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