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Charter
the right to organize settlements in an area, from King James |
Joint-Stock Company
Investors bought stock, or part ownership, in the company in return for future profits.
Dissent
To disagree with beliefs or practices of the Anglicans.
Persecute
to treat harshly
Puritans
The Protestants who wanted to reform the Anglican church.
Separatists
Those who separated, or wanted to, from the Kings church.
Proprietary Colony
a colony in which to land owners controlled all the land and government
Which colonies were the Proprietary Colonies?
Delaware
Maryland
Pennsylvania
Which were the Middle Colonies?
New York
Delaware
New Jersey
Pennsylvania
Patroon
wealthy land owners with riverfront estates

they ruled like kings
Pacifist
People who refuse to use force or to work in wars.
Indentured Servant
Laborer who agreed to work without payment for a certain amount of time in return for a passage to the colonies.
Debtors
Those unable to pay their owed money.
Subsistence Farming
Little produced goods left over to sell or exchange.
Cash crop
Crop grown to make money.
Triangular Trade
a Triangular Trade Route from the West Indies, to the Colonies, to West Africa.
Diversity
Variety
Tidewater
A region of flat, low lying plains along the seacoast.
Overseer
Slaves bosses on the plantation
Export
To sell abroad.
Apprentice
Assistant who is assigned to learn the trade of a skilled craftsman.
Charter Colony
Colonies established by groups who had been given given a charter, or grant of rights and privileges.
Smuggling
Trading illegally with other nations.
Backcountry
A region of hills and forest west of tidewater.
Mercantilism
A nation's power depended on its wealth.
Import
Brought from other foreign markets.
Middle Passage
The most inhumane aspect of the triangular trade, shipping enslaved Africans to New England.
Debtor
Someone who owes money.