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Chapter 3 Vocabulary: Atlantic World

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Pueblo Revolt
goal of Indians was to get rid of the Spanish. They succeed but ultimately need spanish assistance to maintain their societies
Pope
re-emphasize traditional beliefs and ways of life
New Mexico
Special missionary colony of the Spanish. The colonial economy was based on small-scale agriculture and sheep raising. Although it was not very prosperous, it ultimatley became a 'frontier of inclusion.'
New France
Area colonized by France in North America during a period extending from the exploration of the Saint Lawrence River. Its creation was necessary to further the french strategy to monopolize the northern fur trade
Samuel de Champlain
agent of the royal monopoly, he helped establish the outpost of Port Royal in an attempt to control fur trade. Eventually, he forged an alliance with the Huron indians who controlled access to the rich fur grounds (in payment: the french made war on the Iroquois.)
Engages
frenchman hired to work in the fut trade or fishery. After working however, 9/10 returned to France when their term of service ended.
Habitants
French river bank farmers living in the tiny colonies of Quebec City and Montreal. By using Indian cultivation techniques, farmers were able to produce subsistence crops, and eventually they develped a modest export economy.
Seigneurs
landlords who owned the lands on which habitants farmed
Coureurs de Bois
Independent french traders who were paid agents of the fur companies. Most eventually returned to their home communities but others married Indian women and raised mixed-ancestry families.
Jesuits
French missionaries who attempted to complete conversion into Indian society by learning their language and understand native customs in order to hopefully introduce christianity as a part of the exisiting indian way of life.
Franciscans
French missionaries in seventeenth-century Santa Fe, who insisted that natives must accept European cultural norms as part of their converison.
New Netherlands
Center of Europes economic transformation. On land reclaimed from the sea by an elaborate system of dikes, Dutch farmers used new methods of crop rotation and deep tilling that dramatically increased their yields, producing large surpluses that supported growth. Dutch ultimatley rise up against Spanish to gain political independence.
Dutch West India Company
Dutch company with economic, military and political authority, it controlled the trade routes to and from Europe and North America. Because the route was so treacherous, it's protection against pirates and storms was a draw for many explorers and traders.
Henry Hudson
English sea explorer and navigator in the early 17th century. After several voyages on behalf of English merchants to explore a prospective Northeast Passage to India, Hudson explored the region around modern New York City.
Beaver Wars
Iroquois conducted a series of military expeditions against their northern, western adn southern neighbors. They attacked and dispersed the Hurons, who had long controlled the flow of furs from the Great Lakes to their french allies. This gave the Iroquoi Confederacy complete control of the fur trade.
Royal Charters
issued by the king for the colonization of the mid-Atlantic region (Virginia)
Joint-stock companies
companies that raised capital by selling share (for colonization)
Virginia Company
a group of english investors who supported English colonization
Jamestown
fort on Chesapeake Bay named after the king
Pocahontas
daughter of Powhatten who was captured by english in an attempt to end fighting between English and natives
Headright Grants
awards of large plantations to wealthy colonists who agreed to transport workers from England at their own cost
Frontier of Exclusion
English colonists in Virginia pushed natives out, no longer needing them as workers or marriage partners
Powhattan War (1622-32)
assault arranged by Chief Opechancanough that would expel the English for good by causing a cultural revival under the guidance of a native shaman and rejecting English ideals
Royal Colony
colony with civil authorities appointed by the crown, (although property-owning colonies continued to elect representatives to the colonies' House of Burgesses)
House of Burgesses
created in 1619 in an attempt to encourage immigration
Proprietary Colony
colony where one ruling family dictated leadership positions in the community
Maryland
settled by the Calverts (and named for the kings wife), it was a proprietary colony and had a substantial catholic population.
Indentured Servants
servants who were required to perform labor for a master for a fixed term. For adults it was between 2-7 years, for children it was until they reached the age of 21.
Puritans
a member of a group of English Protestants who in the 16th and 17th centuries thought that the Protestant Reformation under Elizabeth was incomplete and advocated the simplification and regulation of forms of worship
Pilgrims
someone who journeys to foreign land in order to settle there. Many English pilgrims came to the Americas
William Bradford
Led the Mayflower expedition to America backed by the Virginia Company of London.
Mayflower
ship on which 102 people sailed from England to the New World.Mayflower Compact
Mayflower Compact
the first document of self-government in North America
Massasoit:
chief of the Pokanokets, who offered the English food and advice in return for an alliance against his enemies upon the English's arrival and initial suffering in America.
Massachusetts Bay Company
a group of wealthy puritans who were granted a royal charter to settle in Massachusetts and form a colony.
John Winthrop
leader and first governor of New England
Thomas Hooker
minister of a congregation at Cambridge who objected to the Masachusetts policy of restricting male suffrage to church members; led his followers west to the Connecticut River and founded the town of Hartford
Roger Williams
a minister at Salem who was banished from Massachusetts for advocating religious tolerance.
Anne Hutchinson
a brilliant but outspoken wife of a puritan merchant who criticized a number of Boston ministers who she thought used their concentration of good works to lead people to believe they could earn their way to heaven
Rhode Island
independent colony established by Williams which guaranteed self government and complete religious liberty.
Quitclaims
documents that allowed the native american leaders to relinquish all claim to specified properties. Many tactics such as allowing livestock to grave in native fields were used by colonists to obtain original deeds from the Indians.
The Bay Psalm Book
the first English book ever published in North America.
Salem Witch Trials
Trials of many older women in Salem accused of being witches by young girls in their puritan community. This event showed the darker side of the puritans unwavering belief in God.
Restoration Colonies
one of a number of land grants in North America given by King Charles II of England in the latter half of the 17th century, ostensibly as a reward to his supporters
North Carolina
Moved into by Virginians, the proprieters appointed a governor and created a popular assembly. Eventually, it would grow to include 11,000 small farmers and large tobacco planters.
South Carolina
Encouraged by liberal grants of land in South Carolina, hundreds of Barbadian sugar planters relocated there with their slaves, which lent a distinctly west Indian character to the colony.
Act of Trade and Navigation
In an attempt to claim New York (a Dutch colony),the English barred Dutch vessels from English colonial possessions. This led to an inconclusive naval war between the two nations.
Anglo-Dutch War
war between the two powers initially created by the Act of Trade and Navigation and eventually led to the bankruptcy of the Dutch West India Company and rights of New York going to England.
New York
lucrative Dutch colony which was fought over by the Dutch and English before finally being claimed by the English. The English did little to disturb the existing order, preferring to simply reap the benefits of the profitable colony
New Jersey
initially the communities of Delaware Valley, it was split off as a proprietary colony and continued to be governed by New York.
Delaware
created for the governance of countries near the mouth of the river formally controlled first by the Swedes and then the Dutch.
William Penn
leader of a group of religious dissenters called the Quakers who were sold the western portion of New Jersey and eventually formed Delaware. Penn's goal was to make NJ a haven for religious tolerance and pacifism.
Quakers
also called Society of Friends who supported religious tolerance.
Frame of Government
Penn's first formal draft of what he wanted out of New Jersey, in which he included guarantees of religious freedom, civil liberties and elected representation. In addition, he attempted to deal fairly with the native peoples, refusing to permit colonization to begin until settlement rights negotiated and land purchased.
Chief Tammany
made an agreement with William Penn to negotiate and purchase land for the English Quaker colony.
King Philip's War
occurred between the Pokanokets and the pilgrims after pilgrim magistrates arrested and executed three Pokanoket men for the murder of a Christian Indian after months of tension between the two groups.
Bacon's Rebellion
the basic problem of land and labor; colonists wanted Indian land for tobacco. When the governor initially declined to send a militia to the Indian settlements, wealthy back county planter Nathaniel Bacon went on unauthorized raids resulting in the murder of many natives. He was ultimately treated like a hero but died shortly after gaining control of the colonies and order was restored.
Glorious Revolution
relatively nonviolent, it included a bill of rights, issued by the new monarchs at the insistence of the Parliament in which they promised to respect traditional civil liberties, to summon and consult with parliament annually, and to enfore and administer its legislation.
King William's War
War between England and France which enlisted the help of their Indian allies, the French burning frontier settlements in new York, New Hampshire, and Maine and invading the homeland of the Iroquois. The same year, Massachusetts fleet captured and briefly held the strategic French port of Port Royal.
Royal Colonies
colonies controlled by the monarchs.