• Additional Vocabulary Words:

     

    Colonization and Settlement  

     

    Background Knowledge:

    colony  is a settlement far from the country that rules it.  The English colonies were ruled by the KING of England.

     

     

    TCM  (New England Colonies)

     

    charter – a document given by the government to new colonies; it tells about the colonies’ rights

     

    colonies:  areas of land that are under the control of another country and are occupied by settlers from that country

     

    Pilgrims – the first group of people to settle in the northern colonies

     

    Puritans – the second group of people to settle in the northern colonies in order to make a new church

     

     

    TCM  (Middle Colonies)

     

    Colonial – relating to the period  of time when the British controlled the colonies in America

     

    ports – towns or cities where ships load or unload goods

     

    Quakers- a religious group that thought all people should be equal

     

     

    TCM  (Southern Colonies)

     

    indentured servants – person who agreed to work for someone for a certain amount of time in exchange for the cost of the voyage to North America

     

    indigo – a plant used to make a dark blue dye

     

    plantations – large pieces of land where crops were grown for money

     

    settlement – a place where people create or establish a new community

     

    TCM (Slavery in the New World)

     

    baptized – being immersed in water or sprinkled by water as a ritual of the Christian religion

     

    indentured servants – person who agreed to work for someone for a certain amount of time in exchange for the cost of the voyage to North America

     

    Middle Passage – the trip across the ocean on slave ships

     

    plantations- large pieces of land where crops were grown for money