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separatists group of England that founded Plymouth County
required church chosen by a ruler - Anglican (chosen church of England)
mistreatment or punishment of a group of people because of their beliefs
seek religious freedom based on a religious belief, separate themselves from the church
governor of Plymouth
1620 - The first agreement for self-government in America. It was signed by the 41 men, pilgrim and non-pilgrim, it was the framework for governing Plymouth colony
an act or decision that may serve as a basis for imitation or later action by other people
a person chosen or appointed to act or speak for the people
towns, centers of farming and trade
forts where soldiers lived, inside were shops, stables, and storehouses for food
settlements run by Catholic priests and friars whose goal was to convert Indians to Christianity
land grants that included the right to demand labor or taxes from Native Americans
a large estate farmed by many workers
water route across the new world
split in Christianity, started by Martin Luther, developed a lot of new churches
Coureur de Bois
French traders that traveled around, lived on their own, good relationship with Native Americans
an agreement between groups that benefits both sides
a grant given to start a colony, and the colony could govern its self
representatives to the government
House of Burgess
representative government in Virginia
voters elect representatives to make laws for them
a document signed by the king in 1215, that says the king cannot raise taxes without first consulting a Great Council of nobles and church leaders - limited kings powers
1676 revolt of Virginia colonists against the government
a group elected or appointed as an advisory or legislative body
Spanish-born, came to Latin America; ruled, highest social class.
person in Spain's colonies in the Americas who was an American-born descendent of Spanish settlers
person in Spain's colonies in the Americas who was of Native American and European descent
A person sent to reach an agreement in a dispute between groups
The position from which something is considered or evaluated; standpoint, point of view.
Governor of a country or province who rules as the representative of his or her king or sovereign
Religious movement that arose in the 16th century when leaders broke away from the Church to begin their own religions
A dinner between the Pilgrims and Wampanoag natives to celebrate the first harvest (successful growing of crops).
Thanking God for something
A religious group who wanted to purify the Church of England. They came to America for religious freedom and settled Massachusetts Bay.
a Puritan representative assembly elected by the freemen; they assisted the governor; this was the early form of Puritan democracy in the 1600's
Fundamental Orders of Conneticuit
This document was the first written constitution in the American colonies. It was prepared as the covenant for the new Puritan community in Connecticut, established in the 1630s. This document described a system of government for the new community.
the acceptance of different religious beliefs and customs
willingness to let others practice their own beliefs
a day set apart to rest and honor God
An annual meeting held in the spring in many New England towns, at which the townspeople come together to elect a board of selectmen and to discuss local policy questions. It has become a symbol of participatory democracy.
willingness to take new ventures; initiative; business organization; plan (that is difficult or daring)
the starting point of a building; a fundamental principle or element
a warning or indication of a future event