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English Colonies Are Created

TermDefinition
blockhouse a building used for protection from attack, a fort
governor a person chosen to lead a group of people within a given area, such as a colony or state
plantation a large farm that grows huge amounts of a certain crop
general assembly a group that makes laws for a larger group
representative a person who is given power to act for others, a government with officials elected by the people
stock company a company that is owned by people who own the company's stock
share a certificate bought from a stock company that represents a certain part of ownership of the company
investor a person who lends money to a company, the investor hopes to receive more money back when the company makes money
democratic a government in which the power is held by the people
parliament a group in England that makes laws
provisions supplies needed for a trip or voyage
proprietor one who owns a colony
clergy a person given the power by the church to perform religious tasks
policy a set of rules or an action plan set forth by a person or group
patroon a Dutch landowner
emigrate to leave for another place or country
refuge protection or shelter
indentured servant a person who came to the colonies under a contract to work without pay for a certain time
chattel slavery slavery in which the enslaved person was legally owned by his or her master
epidemic an outbreak of disease
indigo a plant used to make dye
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