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1. Backcountry: a colonial region that ran along the Appalachian Mountains. 2. Boston Massacre: The first bloodshed of the Amercan Revolution, as British guards at the Boston Customs House opened fire on a crowd killing five Americans 3. Boston Tea Party: demonstration (1773) by citizens of Boston who (disguised as Indians) raided three British ships in Boston harbor and dumped hundreds of chests of tea into the harbor 4. Boycott: Refusal to buy or sell certain products or services used by the colonists in protest 5. Columbian Exchange: The exchange of plants, animals, diseases, and technologies between the Americas and the rest of the world following Columbus's voyages. 6. English Bill of Rights: document that gave England a government based on a system of laws and a freely elected parliament 7. Enlightenment: movement during the 1700's that spread the idea that knowledge, reason, and science could improve society 8. Fundamental Orders of Connecticut:
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Unformatted text preview: This document was the first written constitution in the American colonies. 9. Great Awakening: a religious movement that became widespread in the American colonies in the 1730s and 1740s 10. Great Migration: when more than 15,000 Puritans journeyed to Massachusetts to escape religious persecution and economic hard times 11. House of Burgesses: created in 1619, the first representative assembly in the American colonies- Virginia 12. Indentured Servant: Laborer who agreed to work without pay for a certain period of time in exchange for passage to America 13. Jamestown: First permanent English settlement in North America 1607 14. Joint Stock Company: a business in which investors pool their wealth in order to turn a profit- Such as the Virginia Company 15. Magna Carta: This document was signed by King John in 1215. It was the first document that limited the power of the government....
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