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Joint Stock Company A business formed by a group of people who jointly make an investment and share in the profits and losses
Starving Time
Authority The power to enforce laws, give orders, or make decisions
Headright System A system started by the London Company, in which colonists who paid their own way to Virginia received 50 acres of land. A colonist could earn another 50 acres for every additional person brought from England.
Indentured Servant Servants that signed a contract to work for four to seven years for those who paid for their journey to America
Factor A circumstance or fact that contributes to a result or outcome
Bacon's Rebellion An attack led by Nathaniel Bacon against American Indians and the colonial government in Virginia
Religious Persecution The systematic mistreatment of an individual or group because of their religious beliefs
Refuge Protection or shelter from danger or hardship
Royal Colony A colony that exists under the authority of a governor chosen by the king
Proprietary Colony They chose all of these officials
Slave Codes Laws passed in the colonies to control slaves
Toleration Act of 1649 A Maryland law that made restricting the religious rights of Christians a crime; the first law guaranteeing religious freedom to be passed in America
Representative Government A form of government in which citizens elect representatives to make decisions and laws for them
Middle Passage A voyage that brought enslaved Africans across the Atlantic Ocean to North America and the West Indies
African Diaspora The population of displaced Africans and their descendants around the world
Triangular Trade Trading networks in which goods and slaves moved among England, the American colonies, and Africa
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