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(5th)Social Studies

(5th) Social Studies-Ch.5-Vocabulary-The Struggle to Found Colonies

Charter Official document giving a person or group permission to do something
Stock Share in a company
Cash Crop Crop grown to be sold for profit
Indentured Servant Person who agreed to work for someone for a certain mount of time in exchange for the cost of the voyage to North America
House of Burgesses Lawmaking assembly in colonial Virginia
Northwest Passage Water route that explorers hoped would flow through North America, connecting the Atlantic and Pacific oceans
Pilgrim Person who travels to a new place for religious reasons
Separatist Group of people from England who wanted to separate themselves from the church of England. Some traveled to North America in search of religious freedom.
Persecution Unjust treatment because of one's beliefs
Mayflower Compact Plan of government written by the pilgrims who sailed on the Mayflower
Puritan Group of people who wanted to purify the Church of England. They established the Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1630.
Dissenter Person whose views differ from those of his or her leaders.
Proprietor Owner
Debtor Person who owes money
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