Virginia's governor, who tried to appease the Indians because he had a monopoly on the fur trade
A system where someone would have their way to America paid, then work for a period of time for the person who paid their way, and would later be freed
Codes adopted from Barbados, which made Africans and their children the property of their masters for life
A system where someone would receive 50 acres of land for paying the way of an indentured servant. It benefited wealthy landowners rather than poor immigrants.
A sermon that scolded parishioners for weakening religious values. They followed Jeremiah of the Old Testament
The middle leg of the triangular trade, where slaves were brought to the West Indies from Africa for sugar and molasses
The dues of a master to his indentured servant after the servant's period of indentured servitude. They included simple clothing, tools, and sometimes a parcel of land
A rebellion led against the Indians because of Governor Berkeley's refusal to get rid of Indians. It was quickly stopped after the death of its leader
A rebellion in New York City, caused by the overthrowing of James I. The revolution inspired colonists to rid themselves of ruling authorities
A compromise made by the Puritan church that allowed the children of the elect into the church, with limited membership rights
Royal African Company
The company that had a monopoly on the slave trade, and once abolished, opened the doors for enterprising colonists to take advantage of the triangular trade
First Families of Virginia (FFV)
The families who were established in Virginia before 1690, they held much sway in political decisions. They included the Washingtons, the Fitzhughs, and the Lees.
Nathaniel Hawthorne (The Scarlet Letter)
The auther of a book based on the Puritan custom of having adulterers where a capital "A" on all of their clothing
Salem Witch Trials
A frenzy of accusations caused by a handful of young girls, leading to the death of 20 people. Perhaps caused by the fungus ergot, a hallucinogen that could have contaminated the bread.
Old Deluder Satan Law (1647)
A law passed to protect the Massachusetts citizens from Satan. It required that all towns have a school, that all towns of 50 or more families have a public elementary school, and that all towns of 100 or more families have a secondary or Latin grammar school
Harvard College (1636)
The first college founded in America, founded to train young men for the ministry