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small communities created by explorers


island off the coast of North Carolina, first English settlement, "lost colony"


first successful English settlement


settlement in New England, Pilgrims sought religious freedom


people who settle in colonies


plant whose leaves are dried and turned into material for smoking, sniffing, or chewing

Common House

meeting hall in a settlement or colony

Captain John Smith

a settler and leader at Jamestown


a Native American who helped the Pilgrims at Plymouth

Captain John White

a settler and leader who discovered that the settlers at Roanoke had disappeared


the ship that carried the Pilgrims to Massachusetts

Mayflower Compact

this agreement, signed by the Pilgrims, described the way they planned to govern themselves

House of Burgesses

elected representatives in the Jamestown settlement


a low area of wet land that is sometimes unhealthful for people

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