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Unit 3 Chapter 5: Europeans Settle Throughout North America

Test 5-3-09
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buffer
an area of land that serves as a barrier
borderlands
areas of land on or near the borders between countries,colonies,or regions
presidio
a fort
permanent
long-lasting
scarce
not plentiful
hacienda
a large estate, the main house on a ranch or large estate
self-sufficient
self-supporting
mission
a small, religious community
royal colony
a colony controlled by king or queen
portage
the carrying of canoes and supplies around waterfalls and rapids or overland between rivers
tributary
a branch of a river or stream
proprietary colony
a colony that was owned and ruled by a king or queen
proprietor
an owner
Puritan
a member of the Church of England who settled in North America to follow Christian beliefs in a more "pure" way
charter
a document giving a person or group official approval to take a certain action
Fundamental Orders
the first written system of government in North America. It was adopted in Conneticut
Influence
the ability people or things have to affect other people or things
refuge
a safe place
immigrant
a person who comes to live in a country from his or her home
frontier
the land beyond a settlement
cash crop
a crop that people raise to sell rather than use themselves
House of Burgesses
an assembly that met in the Colony of virginia to make laws
naval stores
products made from pine tar that were used in building and repairing ships
indigo
a plant from which a blue dye is made
debtor
a person who had been to prison for owing money
classified
to sort