a written grant of rights and privileges by a ruler or government to a community, class of people, or organization
Helped found and govern Jamestown. His leadership and strict discipline helped the Virginia colony get through the difficult first winter.
political system in which voters elect representatives to make laws for them
Native American who helped the English colonists in Massachusetts develop agricultural techniques and served as an interpreter between the colonists and the Wampanoag.
He founded Rhode Island for separation of Church and State. He believed that the Puritans were too powerful and was ordered to leave the Massachusetts Bay Colony for his religious beliefs.
American colonist (born in England) who was banished from Boston for her religious views (1591-1643)
A Puritan minister who led about 100 settlers out of Massachusetts Bay to Connecticut because he believed that the governor and other officials had too much power. He wanted to set up a colony in Connecticut with strict limits on government.
Brother in law of Anne Hutchinson, also banished from Massachusetts supporting her, founded Exeter,NH in 1637
Chief of the Wampanoag Indians who led an attack on villages throughout New England. This was the largest conflict in 1675.
land given by the king to one or more people that are called propieters. they can divide or rent the land . they can make laws to go along with the land.
Penn, an English Quaker, founded Pennsylvania in 1682, after receiving a charter from King Charles II the year before. He launched the colony as a "holy experiment" based on religious tolerance.
a farmer in the backcountry, his resentment of Berkeley and the unbalanced power of the Virginia government, lead to a rebellion, by him and other backcountry farmers. When Berkeley refused to let Bacon and other farmers fight nearby Indians, he went into Jamestown, with his own militia, burned most of the city, and drove Berkeley out of town.
He was the founder of Maryland, a colony which offered religious freedom, and a refuge for the persecuted Roman Catholics.
Founder and governor of the Georgia colony. He ran a tightly-disciplined, military-like colony. Slaves, alcohol, and Catholicism were forbidden in his colony. Many colonists felt that Oglethorpe was a dictator, and that (along with the colonist's dissatisfaction over not being allowed to own slaves) caused the colony to break down and Oglethorpe to lose his position as governor.
district consisting of the area on either side of a border or boundary of a country or an area
The leader of a group of Spanish missionaries who founded a chain of twenty-one missions beginning in 1769 at San Diego and stretching north of the San Francisco Bay. These missions gathered nomadic Indians into missions and taught them the values of Christianity.
a fortress established in the southwestern United States by the Spanish in order to protect their missions and other holdings