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canaday vocab

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mercantilism
an economic policy of the 1600s and 1700s where nearby natons in order to make themselves richer and more powerful, sought to acqurie more silver and gold to control trade with colonies
lords proprietors
supporters to whom king charles II of england gave a grant to establish a colony that later became SC
quitrent
an anuual rent or tax paid by settlers to the lord proprietors for land garanted by them
headright method
a mtehod of granting an amount of land to settlers depending on the number of people in their families
governor
the head of a colony or state
immigrant
one who moves to a new colony or country to settle there
capital
seat of government for a a state or nation; money that is used in rested to build more wealth
naval stores
pitch and tar made from pine tees, used to make ships water tight
staple crop
a crop that most people eat or are able to use
majority
more than half
juror
a citizen who is chosen to serve on a jury
sounds
long , broad inlets along coast of north carolina
contract
official, leagaly binding writeen agreement
faction
small united group within a larger group
dissenters
in late 1600s, protestants who were not members of anglican church (church of england)
status quo
current state of affairs
compromise
way of settleing disagreements in which each side gives away a little in its demands
parish
church district, in colonial sc. a parish was also an election district for the commons house of assembly
milita
military force composed mainly of citizens
established church
the official church of antion supported by the government and tax money of the citizens.