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History of Colonial Times in Virginia

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Vocabulary Chapter 2

1. Powhatan- North American Indian chief in Virginia, father of Pocahontas and founder of the Powhatan Confederacy.

2. "Adventurers" - a person who seeks power, wealth, or social rank by unscrupulous or questionable means

3. "Starving Time" - Powhatan began a campaign to starve the English out of Virginia. The tribes under his rule stopped bartering for food and carried out attacks on English parties that came in search of trade. Hunting became highly dangerous, as the Powhatan Indians killed Englishmen they found outside the fort. The colony found itself with far too little food for the winter.

4. A Counterblaste to tobacco -  is a treatise written by King James VI of Scotland and I of England in 1604, in which he expresses his distaste for tobacco, particularly tobacco smoking.

5. John Rolfe - English colonist in Virginia (husband of Pocahontas).

6. Headright System - a system of obtaining land in colonial times in which one received fifty acres of land for every emigrant to America one sponsored

7. House of Burgesses- The lower house of the legislature in colonial Virginia.

8. Opechancanough- an Algonquian leader who was the first chief to recognize the encroachment of English colonization on native lands and resist it as a serious threat to Indian life.

9. Maryland’s Act Concerning Religion- also known as the Act Concerning Religion, was a law mandating religious tolerance for Trinitarian Christians. Passed on April 21, 1649 by the assembly of the Maryland colony, it was the second law requiring religious tolerance in the British North American colonies and created the first legal limitations on hate speech in the world.

10. Sir William Berkeley- was a governor of Virginia, appointed by King Charles I, of whom he was a favorite.

11. Oliver Cromwell- was an English military and political leader best known in England for his involvement in making England into a republican Commonwealth.

12. Green Spring...


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