Essay on Review Us

Submitted By vsbballwizard
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Unit: Colonization
Migrate-to move a large group of people into a new homeland
Colony-when a group of people move to live in a new area, but keep ties to their old country. They don’t see themselves as a new country.
Explore-to travel to or in a place in order to discover what it is like or what is there
Charter-a document that gives the holder the right to organize settlements in an area
Joint-stock Company-business owned completely by shareholders
Geography-study of people, places, and the environment
Economy-the production and consumption of goods and services of a community regarded as a whole
Political-relating to civil administration or government
Compact-a formal document such as a treaty
Immigrant-people who came to an area from a foreign place
Puritan-Protestants who, during the 1600s, wanted to reform the Anglican Church
Pilgrim-Separatists who journeyed to the colonies during the 1600s for a religious purpose
Quaker-people who came to Pennsylvania for religious freedom
Debtor-a person or country that owes money
Mercantilism-the theory that a state’s or nation’s power depended on its wealth
Burgesses-elected representatives to an assembly
Indentured servant-laborer who agreed to work without pay for a certain period of time in exchange for passage to America
Persecution-to punish someone harshly because of that person’s beliefs or practices
Cash crops-farm crop raised to be sold for money
Transatlantic Slave Trade-the moving of slaves from Africa to the United States through the Atlantic Ocean
Subsistence Farming-farming in which only enough food to feed one’s family is produced
Mayflower Compact- 1620, written by pilgrims, first self govt for colony of Plymouth, MA
Fundamental Orders of Connecticut-1639,written by CT people, first constitution in the colonies
Magna Carta-1215, written by Kings, limited power of the king
English Bill of Rights-1689, written by England, individual rights of citizens

Unit: Causes of the American Revolution

Militia-a group of civilians trained to fight in emergencies
Boycott-to refuse to buy items from a particular country
Repeal-to cancel an act or law
Propaganda-ideas or information designed and spread to influence opinion.
Loyalist-American Colonists who remained loyal to Britain and opposed the war for independence
Patriot-American Colonists who were determined to fight the British until American independence was won
Minutemen-companies of civilian soldiers who boasted that they were ready to fight in a minute’s notice
Proclamation-a law or act made by the king or a high position of authority
Liberty- freedom
Grievance-big word for problem
Quartering-housing and feeding 2 or more soldiers in a home during wars
Civil Disobedience-refusal to obey laws that are considered unjust as a nonviolent way to press for changes
Treaty of 1763-England and France, took land from French in NA, England gets land to MS river
Proclamation of 1763-document that kept settlers from moving past the Appalachian Mts.
Declaration of Independence-1776, official declared reasons for wanting to fight for independence
Common Sense-1776, T. Paine, influence independence, propaganda, common sense to be free

The location of the French and Indian war was in the colonies.

The British decided to start making the American colonies pay more in taxes, to cover the cost of maintaining British troops in North America. Most of the policies England adopted were higher taxes at home and abroad to save them from bankruptcy. (economic policies)

The Boston Massacre and the Boston Tea Party were examples of civil disobedience. They boycotted many British Goods and items that had tariffs on them as revenge towards England.
Boston, Salem, Newhaven, and Newport were important places during colonial times. Unit: American Revolution
Ratify-to give official approval to
Preamble-the introduction to a formal