Colonial America Key Terms

Colony
An area of a country that is controlled by another country, and occupied by its settlers.
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Puritan
A Protestant who was strict in their religious beliefs, who opposed Catholics.
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Indigenous Peoples
People who are native to their country.
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Autonomy
The right of an area to govern itself.
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Absolutist Government
A government in which absolute power is possessed by one ruling figure, meaning they cannot be challenged.
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Divine Right of Kings
The idea that a King is given the right to rule by God, and so he cannot be challenged, as that would be a sin.
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Indentured Servitude
The period for which a person who travelled to America had to work to pay for their passage. This was usually 4-7 years.
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Charters
Documents written by the monarch that legally granted land.
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The Mayflower
The ship carrying the Pilgrim Fathers over 3000 miles to America in 1620.
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A Protestant who was strict in their religious beliefs, who opposed Catholics.

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Puritan

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People who are native to their country.

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The right of an area to govern itself.

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A government in which absolute power is possessed by one ruling figure, meaning they cannot be challenged.

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