U4: Civil War and Reconstruction

U3: Crafting a New Nation

U2: Creating a New Nation

U1: Contact and Settlement

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Key Terms

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KEY TERMS:

  • Act of Toleration (1649)
  • Anglicization
  • Antinomianism
  • Arminianism
  • Aztecs
  • Bacon’s Rebellion (1676)
  • Barbados Slave Code
  • Black Legend
  • Blue Laws
  • Borderlands
  • Cahokia
  • Capitalism
  • Caravel
  • Calvinism
  • Charter
  • Chesapeake
  • Columbian Exchange
  • Congregational Church
  • Conquistadores
  • Dominion of New England (1686 – 1689)
  • Edict of Nantes (1598)
  • Encomienda
  • English Civil War (1642 – 1651)
  • Enlightenment
  • First Anglo-Powhatan War (1610 – 1614)
  • Fundamental Orders (1639)
  • Glorious Revolution
  • Great Awakening (1730s – 1740s)
  • Great English Migration (1630 -1642)
  • Half-Way Covenant
  • Headright System
  • House of Burgesses
  • Huguenots
  • Incas
  • Indentured Servants
  • Iroquois Confederacy
  • Joint-stock Company
  • King Philip’s War (1675 – 1676)
  • Leisler’s Rebellion (1689 – 1691)
  • Maize
  • Mayflower Compact (1620)
  • Mestizos
  • Middle Passage
  • Mission Settlements (Missionaries)
  • Molasses Act (1733)
  • Nation-states
  • Navigation Laws
  • New England Confederation (1643)
  • New Lights
  • New York Slave Revolt (1712)
  • Old Lights
  • Paxton Boys ( 1764)
  • Pequot War (1636 – 1638)
  • Plantation
  • Poor Richard’s Almanac
  • Portuguese Explorers
  • Predestination
  • Primogeniture
  • Proprietary Colonies
  • Protestant Reformation
  • Pueblo Revolt (1680)
  • Puritans
  • Quakers
  • Regulator Movement (1768 – 1771)
  • Royal African Company
  • Royal Colonies
  • Salem Witch Trials (1692 – 1693)
  • Salutary Neglect
  • Second Anglo-Powhatan War (1644 – 1646)
  • Separatists
  • Slave Codes
  • South Carolina Slave Revolt (Stono River) (1739)
  • Squatters
  • Treaty of Tordesillas (1494)
  • Triangular Trade
  • Tuscarora War (1711 – 1713)
  • Virginia Company
  • Yamasee Indians
  • Zenger Trial (1734 – 1735)

IMPORTANT PEOPLE: 

  • Columbus, Christopher
  • Bacon, Nathaniel
  • Clinton, Rachel
  • Cortes, Hernan
  • Edwards, Jonathan
  • Franklin, Benjamin
  • Hutchinson, Anne
  • Marina, Dona
  • Mather, Cotton
  • Moctezuma II
  • Peale, William
  • Pocahontas
  • Rolfe, John
  • Smith, John
  • Wheatley, Phillis
  • Winthrop, John

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