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Chapter 2 Vocab.


movement that spread the idea that reason and science could improve society. Enlightenment
king or queen Monarch
a group of people that makes laws Legislature
a ruling that is used as the basis for a judicial decision in a later, similar case. Precedent
a system of law based on precedent and customs. Common Law
freedoms people possess Natural Rights
relating to life, liberty and property Social Contract
a group of people in one place who are ruled by a parent country elsewhere. Colony
investors provide partial ownership in a company organized for profit Joint-Stock Company
a written document granting land and the authority to set up colonial governments (or a government document granting permission to organize a corporation.) Charter
an agreement or contract, among a group of people Compact
area with owner-controlled land and government. Proprietary Colony
a colonial area of land controlled directly by a king or other monarch Royal Colony
those who followed a religious faith other than the official religion of England. Religious Dissenters
religious dissenter who came to the colonies to purify, or reform, the Anglican Church. Puritans
colonial puritans who considereed themselves people on a religious journey Pilgrims
acceptance of other groups, such as religious groups Toleration
workers who contracted with american colonisits for food and shelter in return for their labor Indentured Servant
a large estate Plantation
pattern of trade that developed in colonial times among the Americas, Africa, and Europe. Triangular Trade
areas of low, flat plains near the seacoast of Virginia and North Carolina. Tidewater
the philosophy or spirit of equality Egalitarianism
the theory that a country should sell more goods to other countries than it buys Mercantilism
the refusal to purchase certain goods Boycott
to cancel a law Repeal
a representative to a meeting Delegate
self-reliance and freedom from outside control Independence
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