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Vocabulary - Colonial America

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Rob Privitera

on 30 August 2010

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Transcript of Vocabulary - Colonial America

Colony people who settle far from home but maintain ties with their homeland Charter A document that gives the
holder the right to organize settlements in an area Joint Stock company A company in which
investors buy stock in
the company in return for
a share of its future profits Burgesses An elected representative
to an assembly Separatists Protestants who, during the
1600's, wanted to leave the
Anglican Church in order to
found their own churches Proprietary Colony A Colony run by individuals or groups to whom the land was granted Indentured Servant A Laborer who agreed to
work without pay for a
certain period of time in
exchange for passage to
America, food, or clothing Constitution A formal plan of government Subsistence
Farming Farming in which only
enough food to feed
one's family is produced
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