A colony granted to an individual or group by the crown. Ex. Province of Pennsylvania
A business founded and run by a group of investors that colonize land in hopes of creating a profit by trading cash crops.
An english colony that is under direct contol of the crown.
Economic policy under which a nation accumulates its wealth by exporting more than it imports.
The first governing document of Direct Democracy; written by the Pilgrims; signed on Nov. 11, 1620 at Provincetown Harbor in Cape Cod
Virginia House of Burgesses
The first representative body of Democracy in Colonial America; established by the Virginia Company; first meeting held in Jamestown, Virginia on July 30, 1619
Melting Pot Theory
Theory where when people of different diversities and cultures come to America, they are stripped of their cultures and diversites and are thrown into one big pot and now have become the American culture
People who are contracted to work for a fixed period of time, ususally 3 to 7 years, in exchange for transportation to the new world, shelter, clothing, food, and other necessities
Tossed Salad Theory
Theory in which people who come to America are able to thrive with their own culture and diversity in the U.S. and they are one small piece of the puzzle that wouldn't look right if it were missing
Used to refer to a period of religious revival in American religious history; 1 to 2 waves of increased religious enthusiasm between the 18th and late 20th century
British trade laws enacted by parliament during the mid 1700s that regualted colonial trade. Only things could be traded between England and the Colonies, and only certain products could be shipped to England.
A British policy in the early 1700's which allowed the colonies virtual self rule as long as Great Britain was gaining economically.
Proclomation of 1763
issued october 7, 1763, by King George the 3rd. Purpose was to organize Great Britain's new north american empire, and to stabalize regulation with native north americans by regulation of trade, settlement, and purchase of land on the western frontier. Prevented any land settlement, north and west of the Appalachain Mountains.
a list or schedule of prices for such things like rail service, bus routes, electrical usage, and tax on imports
English Bill of Rights
passed by Parliament on Dec. 16, 1689. A re statement of the Decleration of Right.
Coercive (Intolerable) Acts
A series of laws passed by British Parliament in 1774, that had to do with British colonies in North America
Frech and Indian War
War between Great Britain and France in North America that was between 1754 and 1756.
A phamplet written by Thomas Paine. Was first published anonymously on Jan 10, 1776 during the American Revolution. Presented the American Colonists with an argument for freedom from british rule at a time when the question for independence was still undecided.
A series of laws passed beginning in 1767 by Parliament relating to the British Colonies in N. America. Purpose was to raise revenue in the colonies to pay the salariesof governors and judges so that they would be independent of colonial rule to create a more effective means of enforcing compliance with trade regulations to punish province of New York for failing to comply with 1765 Quartering Act
Sons of Liberty
A political group made up of American patriots that originated in the pre-independence N.American British Colonies. Group was formed to protect the rights of colonies
John Peter Zenger
October 26, 1697-July 28, 1746, was a german printer, publisher, and editor. Laid the foundation of American Press Freedom
Treaty of Paris
treaty that officially ended the Revolutionary War on Sep. 3,1783. Signed in Paris by Ben Franklin, John Adams, and John Jay. Under the terms of the treaty, Britain recognized the independent nation of the United States of America
Lexington and Concord
the first battle of the American Revolutionary War. Fought on April 19, 1775 Massachusetts Bay. Marked the beginning of open armed conflict
Battle of Saratoga
Sep. 19 and Oct. 7, 1777, conclusively decided the fate of the British General John Burgoyne's army in the American Revolutionary war. Known as the turing point of the war.
Battle of Yorktown
1781, led by General George Washignton. Known as last battle of American Revolutionary War.