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chapter 2 terms


Enlightenment movement that spread the idea that reason and science could improve soceity
monarch king or queen
legislature group of people that makes laws
precedent ruling that is used as the basis for a judical decision in a later, similar case
common law system of law based on precedent and customs
natural rights freedoms people posses relating life, liberty, and shelter
social contract agreement among people in society with a government
colony group of people in one place who are ruled by a parent country elsewhere
compact agreement or contract, amoung a group of people
charter written documement granting land and authority to set up colonial governments
joint stock company investors provide partial ownership in a company organized for profit
proprietary colony area with owner conrolled land and govenment
puritan religous dissenter who came to the colonies to purify or reform the angglic church
pilgrims colonial puritans who consider themselvs people of religous journey
planataion large estate
royal colony cololial area of land controlled directly by a king or monarchy
religous dissenters those who follow a religous faith other than the offical religon of englang
toleration acceptance of other groups such as religous groups
triangular trade pattern of trade that developed in the colonial times among americas, africa, and europe
indentured servant workers who contracted with americans colonialist f0r food and shelter in return for their labor
egalitarianism philosophy or spirit of equality
tidewater areas of low flat plains near the seacost of virginia and north carolina
boycott refusual to buy certian goods
delegent representative to a meeting
independence self reliance and freedom from outside controll
mercantilism theory that a country should sell more goods to other countries than it buys
repeal to cancel law
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