Vocabulary, American history grade 8

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Roanoke
James town
Representative government
Indentured servant's
House of burgesses
Pilgrims
The founders of Plymouth
Persecution
The miss treatment or punishment of certain people because of their beliefs
Established church
Fishel church supported by the government
Puritans
a member of a group of Protestants that arose in the 16th century within the Church of England, demanding the simplification of doctrine and worship, and greater strictness in religious discipline: during part of the 17th century the Puritans became a powerful political party.
Charter
Strangers
Separatists
Social contract
Mayflower compact
Persecuted
Treated poorly because of belief
Anglican church
Official church of England
Pontiacs war
A war between the British and the Indians
Proclamation line of 1763
An imaginary line along the crest of the Appalachian mountains
Frontier
Sugar tax
Patriot
Colonist who favoured war against Britain
Loyalist
Colonists Who remain loyal to British
Blockade
Closing off, or surrounding of a place, as a port, Harbor
Mercenaries
A professional soldier hired to serve in a foreign army
George Washington
Leader of the patriots
Petition
Boycott
Militia
Continental Army
the American army during the American Revolution
Declaration of Independence
Continental Congress
Articles of confederation
first constitution of america
Virginia plan
representations based on population,proportional. two houses
New Jersey plan
each state has one representative. one house
The great compromise
3/5 compromise
Federalists
Anti-federalist
Bill of rights
Dictatorship
Government where there is one person in control
Oligarchy
Group of people, often Rich, military, highly educated
Direct democracy
All people have equal amount of power, all have a vote
Representative democracy
Group of people elect representations
Constitution
the basic laws and ideas of a country
Congress
group of people to make laws
Delegates
Manifest destiny
Senate
an assembly or council of citizens having the highest deliberative functions in a government, especially a legislative assembly of a state or nation.
Political party
Economics
Stamp act
The act place new duties on legal documents such as wills diplomas and marriage papers
Beringia
Landmass between Asia and North America, during the last Ice Age
Theory
An idea or belief you usually on evidence that it's used to explain something
Nation
Group of people that share a common culture
Culture
Characteristics of a society that are taught from one generation to the next
Claim
Statement that can be shown to be true by citing evidence. Can be supported
Caravel
Ship used by Spanish
Admiral
High ranking Navy officer (Columbus)
Reservation
the act of keeping back, withholding, or setting apart

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