AP History - Early Settlement

From The Early Settlement Chapter Of The American Pageant (AP History)
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A visionary radical Protestant sect whose members believed in an Inner Light that brought them...
Quakers
A prominent Englishman to whom the king granted vast areas of land in colonial North America.
proprietor
This was used in Virginia to encourage immigration by giving 50 acres of land to any settler...
headright system
This Virgina settler married and experiments with growing tobacco in the colony.
John Rolfe
English Protestants who wished not only to rid the Church of England of its Catholic traditions,...
Puritans
In 1635 he was banished from the Massachusetts Bay Colony because he said that the government...
Roger Williams
This Quaker viewed his colony as a "Holy Experiment."
William Penn
A radical separatist group of English Protestants who settled at Plymouth in order to be left...
Pilgrims
Mostly young and single European immigrants who entered into work contracts for a specified...
indentured servant
This adventurer instituted military discipline and perhaps saved the Virginia colony at Jamestown.
John Smith
An attempt by New England clergymen in 1662 to counteract declining church membership by allowing...
Half-Way Covenant
This prominent New England clergyman helped bring the Salem witchcraft trials to a close.
Increase Mather
An interpretation of Puritan doctrine associated with Anne Hutchinson that stressed mystical...
antinomianism
This Puritan theologian was the leader of the first Great Awakening in New England.
Jonathan Edwards
This law allowed freedom of worship for all Christians in Maryland to keep the peace between...
Act of Toleration
He led about 1000 Puritans to America in 1630 and was elected the first governor of the Massachusetts...
John Winthrop
He led a rebellion in Virginia against the autocratic government of Lord Berkeley in the late...
Nathanial Bacon
A prominent humanitarian, he led a group of settlers and helped found the colony of Georgia...
James Oglethorpe
This New York newspaper editor made a written attack on the corrupt royal governor and was...
John Peter Zenger
He led an uprising in New York in the name of King William IV against the Anglo-Dutch ruling...
Jacob Leisler


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