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A religious group that believe all people are equal and are basically good. They feel that violence is always wrong and refused to carry guns or fight. They also believe in solving all problems peacefully.
The industry of hunting whales for their oil and other products; once a major American industry; it is now illegal in the United States.
The Rights of Englishmen
English colonists were deeply attached to their rights as Englishmen. These rights were rooted in the Magna Carta and the English Bill of Rights.
Tensions had been rising in Virginia over lowered tobacco prices, rising taxes, and the lust for more land owned by natives.
House of Burgesses
First elected governing body in America, in Virginia in 1619. It has the power to make laws.
The Mayflower Compact
Document made by the Pilgrims in 1620 that provided a legal basis for self-government.
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