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Unit 2 Vocab

13 Colonies Vocab

TermDefinition
mercantilism An economic policy in which nations tried to gain wealth by controlling trade and establishing colonies.
pilgrim A person who travels for religious reasons.
charter A formal document issued by the king that outlined a colony’s geographic boundaries and specified how it would be governed.
theocracy  Government by divine guidance or by officials who are regarded as divinely guided. Government leaders are members of the clergy, and the state's legal system is based on religious law
persecute To treat (someone) cruelly or unfairly especially because of race or religious or political beliefs.
Mayflower Compact An agreement that Pilgrims wrote and signed describing how they would govern themselves in the Americas.
cash crop A crop, such as tobacco, sugar, and cotton, raised in large quantities and sold for profit.
tolerance Willingness to accept behavior and beliefs that are different from your own.
debtor A person who is unable to pay his or her bills.
plantation Large-scale estate meant for farming that specializes in cash crops.
Created by: MsWoosley