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colony
land settled by immigrants who continue to be subjects of the parent country
conquistador
Spanish conqueror
hidalgo
young Spanish gentleman
isthmus
narrow strip of land joining two land masses
mestizo
people of mixed Spanish and Native American blood
mission
places where missionaries lived and worked
presidio
Spanish fort
Pueblo Revolt of 1680
armed resistance to Spanish
Bacon's Rebellion
revolt against the government of Jamestown
charter
certificate of permission to establish a colony
House of Burgesses
colonial legislature whose representatives were called burgesses
indentured servant
person who contracted to work for a master
joint stock company
venture in which shareholders expect a share of the profit
legislature
an assembly that makes laws
privateer
ship hired by government to attack foreign ships
royal colony
colony whose governor is appointed by the king
Great Migration
flood of settlers from England to the New England Colonies
Mayflower Compact
agreement made by Pilgrims for their self government
Pequot War
attack by English settlers on Native Americans in Connecticut
Puritan
Protestant who was critical of the Anglican Church
sachem
native american leader
diversity
variety of people
haven
safe place
proprietary colony
a colony granted by a king or queen to an individual or group who had full governing powers
trustee
someone entrusted to look after a business