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Chap 3 vocab an

Joint-stock company Joint stock companies are backed by investors; people who put money in a project to make profits.
charter A written contract that is issued by the government, which gives the holder the right to establish a colony.
Jamestown The first English settlement named in honor of king James.
John Smith A soldier and adventurer
Indentured servants These people sold their labor to the person who paid their passage to the colony.
House of Burgesses this became the first representative assembly in the American colonies(created in 1619)
Bacon's Rebellion After Governor Berkely refused Bacon's demanded that Berkely approve a war against the native Americans to seize thier land for tobacco, it sparked this rebellion in 1676. Bacon and his crew wrecked havoc and burned Jamestown.
Pilgrims pilgrims were a Separatist group.
Mayflower Compact An agreement which they must vow to obey the laws agreed upon for the good of the colony that the people of the Mayflower signed.(helped establish the idea of self government & majority rule)
Puritans A religious group that left England to escape bad treatment from King James.
Great Migration The leaving of thousands of Puritan families
Fundamental Orders of Connecticut these laws were made in 1636,it extended voting rights to non-church members and limited the power of the governor.
Roger Williams A minister in Salem who opposed the forced attendance at church and the English colonists taking of Native American land by force.
Anne Hutchinson Believed people could worship God w/o the help of a church,Bible, or minister. She conducted discussions that challenged church authority. She was brought to trial and forced to leave Massachusetts. She then fled to Rhode Island
King Phillip's War A war that lasted between 1675-1676 between the puritan Colonies and the Native Americans
Peter Stuyvesant was a new governor and because of his harsh personality he lost support of the dutch colonists
patroon A person who brought 50 settlers to new Netherlands
Duke of York the brother of King James || whose job was to drive the Dutch out of the New Netherlands
proprietary colony a colony with a single
William Penn A large land owner in America who joined the Quakers and was attacked for his Quaker beliefs
Quakers A person who believed all people should live in peace in harmony
Royal Colony A colony ruled by governors appointed by kings
James Oglethorpe Founded Georgia as a refugee for debtors in 1732
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