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Unit 2 Southern Col

Terms specific to Southern Colonies

TermDefinition
1607 the year in which the first English colony in America was founded at Jamestown, Virginia (VA)
Jamestown, Virginia (VA) first permanent colony in North America, settled in 1607 by investors of the Virginia Company of London (capital of England)
John Smith leader of the Jamestown Colony, famous for saying, "He that does not work, shall not eat."
House of Burgesses colonial government in Virginia that allowed colonist to choose representatives to speak for them
James Oglethorpe founder of Georgia colony, created Georgia as a refuge (safe place) for debtors (people who own money) and as a "buffer zone" (protection) from the Spanish in Florida
Indigo plantation crop whose flowers were used to make a deep blue dye
Slavery using humans to do labor without pay
Toleration Act of 1649 Maryland's law that was the first to allow religious toleration, this one protected the religious practices of Catholics
Plantation a large farm that grows a single crop to sell, used slaves as a source of labor
"Starving Time" period when the Jamestown colony was first established and did not have enough food for all the colonist and disease combined with hunger killed most of them
 



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