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Colonization Vocabulary and People Places Things and Events

Vocabulary and People, Places, Things, and Events for Colonization Test
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Colony
A settlement under the control of a parent country
Charter
A plan; permission to start a colony
Region
An area made up of places with similar characteristics
Cash Crops
Easily grown and sold for a large profit; such as wheat, indigo, rice, tobacco, and cotton
Indentured Servitude
An agreement to exchange labor for travel expenses an/or job training for a certain amount of time
Plantation
A large farm that often used slave labor
Epidemic
Widespread illness
Independence
Freedom from others control
Slavery
Forced labor for no pay
Representational Government
A government in which people vote for thier leaders
Monarchy
A government ruled by a king or queen
Haven
A place of safety
Export
To ship out trade goods to other countries
Import
To ship in trade goods from other countries
Separatist
Wants to break away and start somethiing new
Indigo
A plant used for blue dye; successful cash crop grown on southern plantations
Prosperity
Richness and growth
Jamestown
1st successful English Colony
Pocahontas
Native American who helped settlers at Jamestown
Puritan
Protestants who wanted to simplify thier religion and purify the Church of England
Separatist
Puritans who wanted to break away from the Church of England and create thier own
Pilgrims
The early English settlers of New England. Many were separatists
Plymouth
A colony created by the first Pilgrims in what is now Cape Cod, Massachusetts
Mayflower Compact
An agreement tot follow all fair laws agreed upon for the Plymouth Colony; signed by the men on the Mayflower
Squanto
Signed a peace treaty with Plymouth settlers and helped them get food
Charter of Liberties
A plan for Pennsylvanias government; served as a model later for the US government.
Roanoke
1st English attempt at a colony; mysteriously disappeared
Sir Walter Raleigh
Led the Roanoke colonists
Captain John Smith
Leader of Jamestown
William Penn
Led Quakers, founded Pennsylvania
Quaker
Protestant group that settled in Pennsylvania. They believed strongly in non-violence and equality
Triangle Trade
Trade routes between North America, Europe, and Africa that involved slavery