Unit 3 Chapter 5: Europeans Settle Throughout North America

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Term  
Definition

borderlands

areas of land on or near the borders between countries,colonies,or regions

buffer

an area of land that serves as a barrier

cash crop

a crop that people raise to sell rather than use themselves

charter

a document giving a person or group official approval to take a certain action

classified

to sort

debtor

a person who had been to prison for owing money

frontier

the land beyond a settlement

Fundamental Orders

the first written system of government in North America. It was adopted in Conneticut

hacienda

a large estate, the main house on a ranch or large estate

House of Burgesses

an assembly that met in the Colony of virginia to make laws

immigrant

a person who comes to live in a country from his or her home

indigo

a plant from which a blue dye is made

Influence

the ability people or things have to affect other people or things

mission

a small, religious community

naval stores

products made from pine tar that were used in building and repairing ships

permanent

long-lasting

portage

the carrying of canoes and supplies around waterfalls and rapids or overland between rivers

presidio

a fort

proprietary colony

a colony that was owned and ruled by a king or queen

proprietor

an owner