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1. Mason-Dixon Line
A 224-mile boundary between Pennsylvania and Maryland. It also divided the middle colonies from the southern colonies.
2. Act of Toleration
Ford Baltimore in 1649 asked the (Maryland) assembly to pass an Act of Toleration. They provided religious freedom for all Christians. This freedom did not extend to Jews.
3. Bacon's Rebellion
In 1676, Nathaniel Bacon organized angry men and women and raided American villages. Then he let his followers to Jamestown and burn the capital. The uprising is known as Bacon's Rebellion
A plant used to make a valuable blue dye.
Debtors, or people who owed money they could not pay back.
6. Slave code
Limits were placed on the rights of slaves. Colonists passed laws that set out rules for slaves' behavior and denied slaves their basic rights. The slave codes treated enslaved Africans not as human beings but as property.
The belief that one race is superior to another is called racism.
1b. Lord Baltimore (Cecil Calvert)
In 1632, George Calvert persuaded king Charles I to grant him land for a colony in the Americas. Calvert had ruined his career in protest in England by becoming a Roman Catholic. Now, he planned to build a colony where Catholics could practice their religion freely. He name the colony Maryland in honor of Queen Henrietta Maria, the kings wife. Calvert died before his colony could get underway. His son, Cecil, Lord Baltimore, pushed on with the project.
1e. James Oglethorpe
Founded Georgia in 1732. He wanted the new colony to be a place where debtors, or people who owed money they could not pay back, could make a fresh start.
**Extra Term: King James II (king of England)
In 1685, Kings Charles II died, and his brother James II became king.
3. Why did Lord Baltimore set up the colony of Maryland?
Lord Baltimore set up the colony of Maryland to provide a place for Roman Catholics to practice their religion freely.
4. Why was Georgia called a "haven for debtors?
Georgia's founder, James Oglethorpe, offered to pay passage for debtors to travel to Georgia for a fresh start.
5. How was life in the Tidewater different from life in the backcountry?
Life in Tidewater centered on the plantations of the rich white planters and their families. Large numbers of the enslaved Africans worked on these plantations. Life in the back country (along the Appalachian Mts.) was much harder, but simpler in democratic.
6. What role did Africans play in the economy of the Southern Colonies by 1700?
The Africans played a major role in development of the southern colonies. They taught planters how to grow rice and practice other useful skills, such as making utensils and tools out of plants.
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