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used triangular sails that, unlike traditional square sails, allowed ships to sail against the wind.
Leader of a group of Puritans that left for the new world in 1630 in order to seek religious freedom.
Another religious group known as the Society of Friends, and believed differently than other religions.
Legal contract signed by 40 men on the Mayflower ship, in which they agreed to have fair laws to protect the government in the English Colonies.
A minister who left Massachusetts and founded Connecticut colony and developed democracy
Fundamental Orders of Connecticut
Allowed not Christians to vote, and outlined the power of general court
A law that lets you get to have 50 acres, plus 50 more acres per person you bring.
One part of a three part voyage used to transport slaves and other goods to the West Indies and the colonies
Conditions of slaves on the Middle Passage
Slaves were branded, shackled, and packed into a ship with buckets for waste. They were denied the choice of suicide and were force fed if attempting starvation, and dancing for exercise.
A minister who did not agree with the leadership of Massachusetts and had very radical ideas. Puritan leaders were worried that his ideas would hurt the unity of the colony and he was made to leave Massachussetts. He went on tho form a new colony called Providence.
A colony, later called Rhode Island, established by Roger Williams in 1644 after he was made to leave Massachussetts. Here Williams put into action some of his ideals, such as a complete separation of church and state, and that they should respect the Native American's land rights.
Prince Henry the Navigator
In the early 1400s he started a observatory and founded the school of navigation. Although he never sailed he funded and taught many great explorers.
A colonist that got a charter from King George II and wanted that colony a new place where deptors will have a new freash start. The colony's name is Georgia. He outlawed slavery, no plantations but small farms, and limited the size of granted land.
A Quaker who found Pennsylvania, limited his own power, and established a representative government
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