Sir Francis Drake
English explorer and admiral who was the first Englishman to circumnavigate the globe and who helped to defeat the Spanish Armada (1540-1596)
Helped found and govern Jamestown. His leadership and strict discipline helped the Virginia colony get through the difficult first winter.
He was one of the English settlers at Jamestown (and he married Pocahontas). He discovered how to successfully grow tobacco in Virginia and cure it for export, which made Virginia an economically successful colony.
friends with them, helps them, the trouble, was an American Indian princess who saved the life of John Smith and helped form more peaceful relations with the Powhatan when she married John Rolfe
Governor of Massachusetts Bay Colony, envisioned colony as a "city upon a hill"
1635; a Boston Puritan, brought a group of fellow Boston Puritans to newly founded Hartford, Connecticut.
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.
She preached the idea that God communicated directly to individuals instead of through the church elders. She was forced to leave Massachusetts in 1637. Her followers (the Antinomianists) founded the colony of New Hampshire in 1639.
A Quaker that founded Pennsylvania to establish a place where his people and others could live in peace and be free from persecution.
title was Lord Baltimore; founded Maryland as a haven for Catholics
A reformer who created Georgia as a place where debtors could live
A member of the Church of England who settled in North America to follow Christian beliefs in a more "pure" way.
People who wanted to seperate themselves from the Anglican church.
Protestant group that settled in Pennsylvania. They believed strongly in non-violence and equality
The failed "lost colony" founded by Sir Walter Raleigh off the coast of North Carolina.
House of Burgesses
the first elected legislative assembly in the New World established in the Colony of Virginia in 1619.
the Native American who taught the Pilgrims to fish, farm and hunt in the new land
a settlement established by the Dutch near the mouth of Hudson River and the southern end of Manhattan Island. Today is the city of New York
Salem Witch Trials
The prosecution and execution of 20 women and men for witchcraft in Massachusetts in 1692.
Joint Stock Company
A company made up of a group of shareholders. Each shareholder contributes some money to the company and receives some share of the company's profits and debts.
A migrant to British colonies in the Americas who paid for passage by agreeing to work for a set term ranging from four to seven years.