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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

Grade 5 Social Studies

Chapter 8 Vocabulary


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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


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meetinghouse

  • The town’s largest and most important building

  • A gathering place for religious services, celebrations, and news


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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


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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


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democracy

  • Rule by the majority

  • System of government in which the people rule either directly or through elected representatives


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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


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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.


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Great Awakening

  • Puritan religious movement of the early 1700s

  • Revival of Puritanism

  • Characterized by an awakening of interest in spiritual matters


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merchant

  • A person whose business is buying and selling goods for profit


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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


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smuggle

  • To take goods into or out of a country secretly and unlawfully in order to avoid paying a duty


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