An official document giving a person permission to do something, such as settle in an area.
A large fleet of ships, especially warships.
A water route believed to flow through North America to Asia that European explorers searched for from the 1500s to the 1700s.
The money remaining after the costs of a business have been paid.
Shares of ownership in a company.
A crop that is grown to be sold for profit.
A person who agreed to work for someone in colonial America for a fixed amount of time in order to pay for the ocean voyage.
House of Burgesses
The law-making body of colonial Virginia, established in Jamestown in 1619.
An agreement the Pilgrims made before landing in New England to make and obey "just and equal laws."
The leader or chief of any group of Native Americans in the Eastern Woodland and Great Lakes regions.