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Great Awakening A religious movement that became widespread in the American Colonies in the 1730’s and 1740’s.
Migration The movement of people from one region to another.
Columbian Exchange The transfer of plants, animals, and diseases between the Americas and Europe, Asia, and Africa.
Encomienda System A system in Spanish America that gave settlers the right to tax local Indians or to demand their labor in exchange for protecting them and converting them to Christianity.
Indentured Servants A colonist who received free passage to North America in exchange for working without pay for a certain number of years.
Slave Codes Laws passed in the colonies to control slaves.
English Bill of Rights A shift of political power from the British Monarchy to Parliament.
Mercenaries Hired Foreigners needed to serve in the Army.
Quakers A Society founded by members who sought that salvation was available to all people.
Patriots American colonists who fought for independence from Great Britain during the Revolutionary War.
Bartolome de las Casas A Spanish ruler who was an allie with the Colonists.
Plantations A large farm that usually specialized in growing one kind of crop for profit.
Middle Passage A voyage that brought enslaved agricans across the Atlantic Ocean to North America and the West Indies.
Loyalists Colonists who sided with Britain in the American Revolution.
Capital Money or Property that is used to earn more money.
Jamestown The first Colony in America; set up in 1607 along the James River in Virginia.
Stamp Act of 1765 A law passed by Parliament putting duties on all colonial paper products.
Tea Act A law passed by Parliament selling low-cost tea to Colonies.
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