5th grade Our Nation Social Studies Book, Unit 4

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This is about the 5th grade Our Nation Social Studies book, Unit 4.

plantation

a large farm with many workers who lived on the land they worked

cash crop

a crop grown to be sold for profit

proprietor

an owner

indentured servant

a person who agreed to work for an amount of time in exchange for the cost of housing, food, and the voyage to North America

self-sufficient

having the ability to produce most everything that one needs

grant

to give something formally to someone

persecution

unjust treatment

Separatists

a group of people from England who wanted to separate themselves from the Church of England

pilgrim

person who travels to a place for religious reasons

Puritan

a person from England who wanted to improve the Church of England

dissenter

person whose views are different from those of his or her leaders

intolerant

to be not accepting of ideas or behaviors different from one's own

preacher

a person who gives speeches on religious subjects

artisan

a skilled worker who makes things by hand

apprentice

a person who learns a skill or trade from an experienced worker

town common

an open space in the center of a town where cattle and sheep could graze

free-market economy

a system in which prices are not controlled by the government

auction

a public sale in which something is sold to the person who offers the most money

proponent

a person who supports something

rebel

to resist or fight against authority

democracy

a government that is run by the people

citizen

a member of a country

representative

A person chosen to act for others

assembly

a gathering of elected representatives for a specific purpose

town meeting

a gathering of people who live in a town to discuss issues

county seat

a place where a county government is located

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