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Nation where English Protestant rulers employed brutal tactics against
the local Catholic population
Island colony founded by Sir Walter Raleigh that mysteriously
disappeared in the 1580s
Forerunner of the modern corporation that enabled investors to pool
financial capital for colonial and commercial ventures
Name of two wars, fought in 1614 and 1644, between the English in
Jamestown and the nearby Indian leader
The harsh system of laws governing African labor, first developed in
Barbados and later officially adopted by South Carolina in 1696
House of Burgesses
The Virginia assembly that first established local representative self-
government for English settlers in North America
Penniless people obligated to engage in unpaid labor for a fixed
number of years, usually in exchange for passage to the New World or
Persecuted English religious minority for whom colonial Maryland
was intended to be a refuge
Poor farmers in North Carolina and elsewhere who occupied land
and raised crops without gaining title to soil
Spain's North American colony from which Spanish intruders
periodically threatened English settlers in Georgia and the Carolinas
British founder of Methodist Church who served for a time as a
missionary in colonial Georgia
Colony that turned to disease-resistant African slaves for
labor in its extensive rice plantations.
Economically poorer colony that was called "a vale of humility
between two mountains of conceit
The unmarried ruler who permanently established English
Protestantism and fought the Catholic Spanish
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