Declaration of the People of Virginia - The Declaration of the People of Virginia, or simply the Declaration of the People, was a list of complaints issued by Nathaniel Bacon on July 30, 1676, in which he proclaimed Virginia's colonial governor, William Berkeley, to be corrupt and expressed his displeasure at what his followers regarded as unjust taxation Delaware - Delaware Colony in the North American Middle Colonies consisted of land on the west bank of the Delaware River Bay. In the early 17th century the area was inhabited by Lenape and possibly the Assateague tribes of Native Americans. Differing Colonization Strategies – some colonized for land, some for wealth, some for religion Dissenters – those that criticized the official Anglican Church Divine Right - The divine right of kings, divine right, or God's mandate is a political and religious doctrine of royal and political legitimacy. It asserts that a monarch is subject to no earthly authority, deriving the right to rule directly from the will of God. Duke of York - Between 1652 and 1674, the Dutch and English fought three naval wars, battling for supremacy in shipping and trade. England's Charles II promised New Netherland to his brother, James, Duke of York. In May 1664 James dispatched Colonel Richard Nicolls [or Nichols] to seize the colony. Dutch East India Company - trading company founded in the Dutch Republic (present-day Netherlands) in 1602 to protect that state's trade in the Indian Ocean and to assist in the Dutch war of independence from Spain English Civil war - The English Civil War (1642–1651) was a series of civil wars and political machinations between Parliamentarians ("Roundheads") and Royalists ("Cavaliers") principally over the manner of England's governance. English Colonial Goals - English colonies in North America were business ventures. They provided an outlet for England's surplus population and (in some cases) more religious freedom than England did, but their primary purpose was to make money for their sponsors. Fictive kin - individuals that are unrelated by either birth or marriage, but have an emotionally significant relationship with another individual that would take on the characteristics of a family relationship. Frames of Government - a proto-constitution for the Province of Pennsylvania, a proprietary colony granted to William Penn by Charles II of England. The Frame of Government has lasting historical importance as an important step in the development of American and world democracy. Freedom Dues – after one would spend their time as a slave or indentured servant, they received land and supplies Freedom of Religion – the ability to practice any religion Fundamental Constitutions of Carolina – encouraged the practice of awarding large land grants to prominent Englishmen, also granted religious toleration as a means of encourage immigration Fundamental Orders - The Fundamental Orders were adopted by the Connecticut Colony council on January 14, 1639 O.S.
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