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Unit 1 Vocabulary
Terms in this set (20)
Virginia Company of London
English joint stock company established by royal charter by James I of England on April 10, 1606 with the purpose of establishing colonial settlements in North America (Jamestown)
A company made up of a group of people. Each person combines their money to the company and receives some share of the company's profits and debts.
The first permanent English settlement in North America, found in East Virginia
A governing body that makes state laws
Leader of Jamestown
Jamestown colony leader who showed that tobacco could be grown successfully in Virginia
Indian chief and founder of the Powhatan confederacy of tribes in eastern Virginia
Wealthy supporters of the king of England, who received large land grants
House of Burgesses
First elected assembly in colonial Virginia, created in 1618.
A religious group who wanted to purify the Church of England. They came to America for religious freedom and settled Massachusetts Bay.
A covenant community is a religious group whose members bind themselves to one another and to the group by a solemn agreement called a covenant
meeting in colonial New England where settlers discussed and voted on issues
City on a Hill (John Winthrop)
believed Puritans had a covenant with God to lead new religious experiment in the New World; his strong leadership helped the colony to succeed
People who disagreed with the strict religious practices of the Puritans
the first governing document of Plymouth Colony
A form of government in which citizens rule directly and not through representatives
Connected to or with
strongly affected by something
an element or cause that contributes to a result
important and meaningful
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