Unit 1 - Chapter 2 Vocabulary
Roots of American Democracy
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An economic policy stated the colonies exist to create wealth for the mother country. The parent country controlled every aspect of trade in order to acquire gold
and silver and the power that could buy.
the refusal to buy or use a certain product or service
in this chapter arepresentative or (to assign a task or responsibility)
self-reliance and freedom from outside control
"healthy neglect" a period of time where the British did not insist on strict enforcement of laws on the colonists. Ended after 1763
an area of flat low plains near the seacoast from Maryland to Georgia
the belief in a spirit of equality
a colony ruled by an individual or group to whom land was granted by the King.
a colony ruled directly by the crown (King)
a colony ruled by a corporation or company
people who followed a faith other than the established Church of England (Anglican)
Protestants who wanted to reform or purify the Anglican Church
acceptance of views that are different from your own
Immigrants to America who worked (indenture) from 4-7yrs for a master. In return they received passage and the promise of land once the indenture had been fulfilled.
a large estate developing in the middle and southern colonies that grew cash crops (rice, tobacco, indigo) that used indentured servants and then slaves
a pattern of trade that developed between the West Indies the colonies and Africa involving sugar, molasses, rum and slaves.
Separatist Puritans of left Holland to settle in America; people on a religious journey
movement during the 1700's that spread the idea that knowledge, reason, and science could improve society
a king or a queen
law making body
an example that is used to justify similar occurrences at a later time Ex. "common law originated in the unwritten laws of England and was later applied in the United States"
A system of law that rests on court decisions (precedents) rather than regulations written by lawmakers
rights people are born with (life, liberty, pursuit of happiness)
An agreement among the people in a society to five up part of their freedom to a government in exchange for protection of natural rights. The people agree to obey the
government as long as it protects their rights.
a group of people in one place who are ruled by a parent country elsewhere
a group of people who invest money for partial ownership and a share in the profits
a written grant of legal privileges
an agreement, or contract, among a group of people
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