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religious persecution
not being able to practice a religion as someone wants to
viceroy
a person sent by the king to rule in his place
colony
a settlement ruled by a distant country, called the "mother country"
patroons
wealthy men who could afford to bring people and supplies to settle the land
presidios
forts built by the Spanish
pelt
an animal skin with hair or fur still on it
missionary
someone who travels to do religious work
haciendas
huge land areas owned by the Spanish colonists
Pilgrims
people who travel to a holy place
Puritans
a group of people who wanted to "purify" the Church of England
missions
church settlements
Separatists
a group of Puritans who wanted to separate from the Church of England and start their own church
mestizos
children born of the Spanish and the Native Americans
stock
part of the company
indentured servants
people who worked for a certain number of years in return for the trip to America, and food, clothing, and shelter once they arrived
charter
an official document that gave the company the right to settle in North America
invested
gave money (to a company)