The belief that people cannot obtain salvation through good works -- "faith alone" is all that is required. Seventeenth-century authorities feared that antinomians would feel that it was not necessary to work for the betterment of the community and might even put themselves above the rules and regulations that governed society.
Newly settled lands in the western "interior" portion of the early colonies. Backcountry colonists often found themselves at odds with the wealthier settlers of the coastal regions.
Essentially an agreement in which people are united for a specific purpose. Rooted in Protestant theology, such agreements were the basis for church governments (especially among Calvinist congregations) and, in time, influenced civil governments as well. In this way, the covenant concept helped establish the idea of government by the consent of the governed.
Grants of land donated to new settlers in the Chesapeake by the Virginia Company and the Lords Baltimore
Conforming to the accepted doctrines or system of beliefs of a group, refusing to deviate or alter one's beliefs (for example, orthodox Puritans).
Spanish forts. Many presidios sprang up on the Pacific coast at the end of the eighteenth century.
English colony in which the king gave land to proprietors in exchange for a yearly payment
colony under the direct control of the English Crown
a political unit governed by a deity (or by officials thought to be divinely guided)