SS8 – Unit 4 Middle and Southern Colonies

SS8 – Unit 4 Middle and Southern Colonies

Term Definition
patroons the owner of a large estate in a Dutch colony
proprietary colony an English colony in which the king gave land to proprietors in exchange for a yearly payment
royal colony a colony under direct control of the English crown
William Penn (1644–1718) played a significant role in founding the colony of Pennsylvania in 1681. He supported religious freedom and self-government in Pennsylvania.
Protestant reformers who believe in the equality of all people Quakers
Pennsylvania Dutch German-speaking Protestants who settled in Pennsylvania
cash crops a crop sold for money at market
Act of Toleration a 1649 Maryland law that provided religious freedom for all Christians
Indigo a plant used to make a valuable blue dye
debtors a person who cannot pay money he or she owes
slave codes laws that controlled the lives of enslaved Africans and African Americans and denied them basic rights
racism the belief that one race is superior to another

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