Unit 1: Chapter 1- Origins of a New Society (to 1754): Terms: America Pathways to the Present 2005
Terms in this set (24)
Movement of people for the purpose of settling in a new place.
People who moved their homes regularly in search of food.
Groups of families who share a common ancestor.
To trade goods or services without money.
A new class of merchants, traders, and artisans that arose in Europe in the late Middle Ages; in modern times, the social class between the very wealthy and the lower working class.
Those who rule over territories or states.
A "great charter" signed by King John in 1215 that granted certain rights to English nobles and became the foundation for future American ideals of liberty and justice.
The transatlantic trade of crops, technology, and culture between the Americas and Europe, Africa, and Asia that began in 1492 with Columbus's first voyage to the Americas.
Large farm on which crops are raised mainly for sale.
A Spanish conqueror.
An area of land settled by immigrants who continue to be ruled by their parent country.
A person sent out by his or her church to spread religion.
Certificate of permission given by a government.
A person who works for another person for a specified period of time, usually seven years, under a contract, in exchange for transportation, food, and shelter.
People who favored the purification of England's Anglican Church.
Agreement in which settlers of Plymouth Colony agreed to obey their government's laws.
Idea that people of different religions should live in peace together.
A colony granted by a king or queen to an individual or a group who has full governing rights.
Economic theory that a country should try to get and keep as much bullion (gold and silver) as possible by exporting more goods than it imported.
balance of trade
Difference in value between imports and exports.
Trade between the Americas, Europe, and Africa.
One leg of the triangular trade; term also used to refer to the forced transport of slaves from Africa to the Americas.
Person who enters a new country to settle.
Religious revival in the American colonies during the 1730s and 1740s.
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