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a complex, highly organized society with
trade, government, arts, science, and often a written language
a business in which investors pool their wealth for a common purpose then share the profits
an English Quaker, founded Pennsylvania in 1682; he launched the colony as a "holy experiment" based on religious tolerance.
colonists who received free passage to North America in exchange for working without pay for a certain number of years
the exchange of goods among the colonies, England, Africa and the Caribbean sugar planters
laws passed by southern states that forbade slaves from gathering in groups, owning property, receiving an education, and moving freely
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