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Vocab for Ch. 3 of A People and A Nation 9th Ed. Norton


Absolute or dictatorial rule.

Bacon's Rebellion

Uprising that resulted from many conflicts, among them mounting land shortage and settlers' desires for Indian lands.

Beaver Wars

Series of conflicts between the Hurons (and other Indians) and Iroquois in a quest for pelts.

city upon a hill

John Winthrop's vision of the Puritan settlement in New England as a model for the world.

King Philip's War

Major war between Indians and New England settlers.

Middle Passage

The brutal and often fatal journey of slaves from Africa to America.


Leader of the Pueblo Revolt against the Spanish in 1680.


Members of a religious sect that embraced egalitarianism and rejected traditional religious hierarchies. They believed that the Holy Spirit or the "inner light" could inspire every soul.

task system

Each slave had a daily or weekly quota of tasks to complete.

the Pueblo Revolt of 1680

The most successful Indian uprising in American history. Pueblo Indians rebelled against Spanish authority and drove the Spanish from their New Mexico settlements.

The Tuscarora War

War in the Carolinas from 1711 through 1713 that pitted Tuscarora Indians against colonists and their Indian allies.

William Penn

The proprietor of the last unallocated tract of American territory at the king's disposal, which would become Pennsylvania.

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