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Unit 3

Vocabulary from unit 3 - Thirteen colonies part I

TermDefinition
indentured servants someone who worked for four to seven years as a servant for the master who paid his or her passage to America
patronizing "condescending" - thinking you are better than someone else
estuary body of water where the mouth of a river meets the sea
yeoman a farmer who cultivated his own small farm
massacre to "kill brutally" and often in large numbers
tenet a principle or belief, especially one of the main principles of a religion or philosophy.
martyr a person who is killed because of their religious or other beliefs.
gallows a structure, typically of two uprights and a crosspiece, for the hanging of criminals.
colony land controlled by a distant or foreign nation
realm the kingdom or country where a ruler holds sway
abiding permanent or lasting
scurvy a disease resulting from lack of vitamin C. It makes people bleed easily, and causes teeth to fall out
tolerance the practice of tolerating something, in particular differences of opinion or behavior.
burgess a person with municipal authority or privileges, in particular.
slave a person who is the legal property of another and is forced to obey them.
Pilgrim a person who makes a journey for religious purposes
John Smith an English soldier, explorer, colonial governor, Admiral of New England, and author. He played an important role in the establishment of the Jamestown colony, the first permanent
Mayflower The Mayflower was an English ship that famously transported the first English Puritans, known today as the Pilgrims, from Plymouth, England, to the New World in 1620.
Mayflower Compact an influential document, signed in 1620, that established the rules of Pilgrim society
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