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a land that is ruled by another country


a large farm


the practice of holding people against their will and making them work without pay


areas of land on or near the borders between countries, colonies, or regions


a Spanish fort


a small religious settlement


large, Spanish-owned estates of land, usually run as farms or cattle ranches

raw material

a resource that can be used to make a product


part ownership in a business

cash crop

a crop that people grow to sell


the of money left over after expenses are taken out

indentured servants

Individuals who agreed to work for a period of time in exchange for free passage to N. America


Lawmaking branch of the goverment


to speak for

royal colony

A colony under the direct control of a monarch

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