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The New England Colonies Grade 5 Social Studies Chapter 8 Vocabulary covenant An agreement The Puritans hoped that God would enter into a covenant If the Puritan colony grew and was successful, the Puritans would conclude that God did indeed favor them as a chosen people meetinghouse

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the new england colonies

The New England Colonies

Grade 5 Social Studies

Chapter 8 Vocabulary

covenant
covenant
  • An agreement
  • The Puritans hoped that God would enter into a covenant
  • If the Puritan colony grew and was successful, the Puritans would conclude that God did indeed favor them as a chosen people
meetinghouse
meetinghouse
  • The town’s largest and most important building
  • A gathering place for religious services, celebrations, and news
common
common
  • A large open pasture
  • Belonged to everyone
  • In front of meetinghouse
  • Families built their homes in town around the common so they could help each other
apprentice
apprentice
  • A person working for a skilled worker in order to learn a skill
  • Spent several years learning skills such as weaving or carpentry

apprentice

skilled worker

democracy
democracy
  • Rule by the majority
  • System of government in which the people rule either directly or through elected representatives
dissenter
dissenter
  • People who disagreed with the Puritans
  • They spoke out

"The government should not support one religion over another. People should be free to worship as they chose."

Roger Williams-minister started the colony of Rhode Island

civil disobedience
civil disobedience
  • Refusal to obey certain laws that one regards as unjust
  • Form ofprotest
  • Not harmful
  • Example: Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on a public bus to a white person in the 1950s.
great awakening
Great Awakening
  • Puritan religious movement of the early 1700s
  • Revival of Puritanism
  • Characterized by an awakening of interest in spiritual matters
merchant
merchant
  • A person whose business is buying and selling goods for profit
parliament
Parliament
  • The lawmaking body of England, consisting of the House of Lords and the House of Commons
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duty
  • A tax paid on goods brought into the country
  • Example: tea brought to colonies from England
smuggle
smuggle
  • To take goods into or out of a country secretly and unlawfully in order to avoid paying a duty
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