Colonization Vocabulary and People Places Things and Events

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32 terms · Vocabulary and People, Places, Things, and Events for Colonization Test

Colony

A settlement under the control of a parent country

Charter

A plan; permission to start a colony

Region

An area made up of places with similar characteristics

Cash Crops

Easily grown and sold for a large profit; such as wheat, indigo, rice, tobacco, and cotton

Indentured Servitude

An agreement to exchange labor for travel expenses an/or job training for a certain amount of time

Plantation

A large farm that often used slave labor

Epidemic

Widespread illness

Independence

Freedom from others control

Slavery

Forced labor for no pay

Representational Government

A government in which people vote for thier leaders

Monarchy

A government ruled by a king or queen

Haven

A place of safety

Export

To ship out trade goods to other countries

Import

To ship in trade goods from other countries

Separatist

Wants to break away and start somethiing new

Indigo

A plant used for blue dye; successful cash crop grown on southern plantations

Prosperity

Richness and growth

Jamestown

1st successful English Colony

Pocahontas

Native American who helped settlers at Jamestown

Puritan

Protestants who wanted to simplify thier religion and purify the Church of England

Separatist

Puritans who wanted to break away from the Church of England and create thier own

Pilgrims

The early English settlers of New England. Many were separatists

Plymouth

A colony created by the first Pilgrims in what is now Cape Cod, Massachusetts

Mayflower Compact

An agreement tot follow all fair laws agreed upon for the Plymouth Colony; signed by the men on the Mayflower

Squanto

Signed a peace treaty with Plymouth settlers and helped them get food

Charter of Liberties

A plan for Pennsylvanias government; served as a model later for the US government.

Roanoke

1st English attempt at a colony; mysteriously disappeared

Sir Walter Raleigh

Led the Roanoke colonists

Captain John Smith

Leader of Jamestown

William Penn

Led Quakers, founded Pennsylvania

Quaker

Protestant group that settled in Pennsylvania. They believed strongly in non-violence and equality

Triangle Trade

Trade routes between North America, Europe, and Africa that involved slavery

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