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chapter 2

TermDefinition
enlightenment when English people began settling here in the 1600's, they brought history of limited and representative government. also brought ideas about law, society, and the rights people possessed
monarch king or queen
legislature a lawmaking body
precedent a ruling
common law rests on court decisions rather than regulations written by lawmakers
natural rights life, liberty, and property that no government could take away
social contract an agreement among the people in a society
colony group of people in one place who are ruled by a parent country elsewhere
joint stock company provided investors partial ownership and a share in future profits
charter written document granting land and the authority to set up colonial governments
compact agreement or contract, among a group of people
proprietary colony owner or proprietor owned the land and controlled the government
royal colony one owned and ruled directly by the king
religious dissenters those who followed a faith other than the official religion of England, the Anglican religion
puritans wanted to reform, or purify, the Anglican church
pilgrims people on a religious journey
toleration acceptance of other religions
indentured servant made it possible for poor people to come to the colonies
plantation large estate
triangular trade pattern of trade that developed among the Americas, Africa< and Europe
tidewater areas of flat, low plains, near the seacoast of Virginia and North Carolina
egalitarianism equality
mercantilism theory that a country's power depends on it's wealth
boycott refuse to buy, British goods
repeal to cancel
delegate representative
independence self reliance and freedom from outside control
Created by: jguar13