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Civics Ch.2 Voc

Enlightenment movement that spread the idea that reason and science could improve society
monarch king or queen
legislature a group of people that makes laws
precedent a ruling that is used as the basis for a judicial decision in a later,similar case
common law a system of law based on precedent and customs
natural rights freedoms people passes relating to life,liberty, and property
social contract an agreement among people in a society with a government
colony a group of people in one place who are ruled by a parent country elsewhere
joint-stock company investors provide partial ownership in a company organized for profit
charter a written document granting land and the authority to set up colonial governments or a government document granting permission to organize a corportation
compact an agreement or contract among a group of people
proprietary colony area with owner controlled land and government
royal colony a colonial area of land controlled directly by ae king or other monarch
religious dissenter those who followed a religious faith other than the official religion of England
puritan religious dissenter who came to the colonies to purify or reform the Anglican church
pilgrim colonial puritans who considered themselves people on a religious journey
toleration acceptance of other groups such as religious groups
inturned servant workers who contracted with America colonist for food and shelter
plantation southern estate
triangular trade trade between America Europe and Africa
Tidewater areas of flat low plains near the seacoast of Virgina and North Carolina
Egalitarianism two powerful influences helped create a spirit or equality
Mercantilism is the theory that a country's power depends on its wealth
boycott protest colonist or refuse to buy British goods
repealed British parliament cancelled the stamp act
Delegates representatives
independence self-reliance and freedom from outside control
Created by: jocelynmoses