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Colonial America

Test date is November 21,2019 all about colonial america

TermDefinition
Charter A document issued by a government that gives rights to a person or a company
Representative Government A government in which voters elect someone to make laws for them
Pigrams A person who makes a religious journey;English separatists or those who wanted to seperate,from the English Church settled in Plymouth Massachusetts
Puritans Religious group who settled in Massachusetts and wanted to purify or reform the Church of England
Toleration Willingness to let others practice their own customs and beliefs
Town Meeting Meeting in which citizens discuss and vote on local community issues.
Proprietor Man who owned a proprietary colony
Proprietary Colony English colony in which the king gave land to proprietors in exchange for a yearly payment
Royal Colony Colony under control of the English King
Quaker Protestant reformers who believe in the equality of all people
back country a frontier region along the Appalachian mountains from Pennsylvania to Georgia
Debtor A person who owes money
indentured servants Person who agreed to work without pay for 7-10 years in exchange for a passage to America
Middle Class In the 13 English colonies people who were skilled crafts workers and small farmers
Gentry highest social class in the 13 English colonies
Triangular Trade Colonial trade routes between New England,Africa and the Indies
cash crop a crop produced for its commercial value rather than for use by the grower.
Plantation A large farm in tropical and subtropical climates that specializes in the production of one or two crops for sale, usually to a more developed country.
subsistence farming farmers produced just enough food for themselves and sometimes a little extra to trade in town
self-sufficient able to provide their own needs
Created by: 25frazemma
 

 



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