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Gentry people of wealth and education; top of society who owned large tracts of land
Yeoman owners of small farms
Militia volunteer soldiers
Proprietary Colony a colony owned and ruled by one person
Royal Colony a colony under direct control of the king
Joint Stock Company stock companies allowed several investors to pool their wealth in support of a colony for profit
Separatists/Puritans a religious group who decided to take the Mayflower and settle in the New World. They wanted to eliminate all traces of the Catholic church and traditions of the church of England
Indentured Servants people who agreed to work for free for a period of time in exchange for passage to the New World, food, and shelter
Headright system anyone who paid their own way passage would receive 50 acres of land
Sir Walter Raleigh an English explorer and scholar who organized three major expeditions to the New World
Amadas and Barloe English explorers who led he 1st English expedition to Roanoke Island in 1584
John White governor of the 2nd colony (The Lost Colony) at Roanoke
John Smith the first leader of the Jamestown Colony
John Rolfe he found a way to harvest tobacco and he was married to Pocahontas
Pocahontas a Powhatan Native American who helped the Jamestown colonists. She saved the life of John Smith and she was married to John Rolfe
Willian Penn an English Quaker leader who founded the Providence of Pennsylvania
William Bradford the leader of the Plymouth Colony

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