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Macmillan/McGraw-Hill United States: Adventures in Time and Place: Chapter 7 Vocabulary

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charter
An official document giving a person permission to do something, such as settle in an area.
armada
A large fleet of ships, especially warships.
Northwest Passage
A water route believed to flow through North America to Asia that European explorers searched for from the 1500s to the 1700s.
profit
The money remaining after the costs of a business have been paid.
stock
Shares of ownership in a company.
cash crop
A crop that is grown to be sold for profit.
indentured servant
A person who agreed to work for someone in colonial America for a fixed amount of time in order to pay for the ocean voyage.
House of Burgesses
The law-making body of colonial Virginia, established in Jamestown in 1619.
Mayflower Compact
An agreement the Pilgrims made before landing in New England to make and obey "just and equal laws."
sachem
The leader or chief of any group of Native Americans in the Eastern Woodland and Great Lakes regions.