Joint- stock company
A Form of business organization in which many investors pool funds to raise large amounts of money for large projects.
A system in which settlers were granted land in exchange for settling in Virginia.
A Puritan who broke away from the Anglican Church.
The Native American who taught the Pilgrims about their new environment.
A dissenter from established church beliefs.
Opposition to war or violence as a means of settling disputes.
The political system in which authority is shared between a central govt.and state governments.
Person who invest wealth, particularly money, in a business.
Albany Plan of Union
Proposal by Benjamin Franklin to unite all the colonies to a federal government.
Sons of liberty
Groups that organized meetings and protests, trying to intimidate stamp distributors.
An act signed by 200 merchants pledging not ro buy any British goods until Parliament repeals the Stamp Act.
Writes of assistance
A search warrant enabling customs officers to enter any location to look for evidence of smuggling.
Committee of correspondence
Committee organized in each colony to communicate with & unify the colonies.
ahe agreement by which the number of each state's representatives in Congress would be based on a count of all the free people plus three-fifths of the slaves.
Volunteer soldiers who were ready to fight in a moments notice.
Olive Branch Petition
A document written in 1775 by John Dickson that asserted colonist loyalty to the kig and asked him to call off hostilities until the situation was worked out peacefully.
Letter of Marque
A license issued authorizing the captain of a privately owned ship to attack the enemy merchant ships.
Voluntary freeing of slaves.
Enacted in 1787, t established a system for setting up governments in the western territories.
Loss of Value of money
Proposed creating a new central government with the power divided among legislative,executive and judicial branches.
New Jersey plan
Proposed to modify the Articles of Confederation to make the central government stronger.
Rule by the people
Taxes on imports and exports.