English king who created the Church of England after the Pope refused to annul his marriage (divorce with Church approval)
Queen of England who reestablished Protestantism as the state religion of England and who led the defeat of the Spanish Armada.
Sir Francis Drake
English sailor who was hired by queen Elizibeth to raid spanish ships and was later knighted for his efforts, also helped defeat the Spanish Armada.
Sir Walter Raleigh
Founded colony at roanoake ilsand which later became the "lost colony"
system under which only the eldest son could inherit his father's property, forced other sons to come to the New World in search of wealth.
An association of individuals in a business enterprise with transferable shares of stock, much like a corporation except that stockholders are liable for the debts of the business. They helped finance colonization in America.
Joint-Stock Company in London that received a charter for land in the new world.
Helped found and govern Jamestown. His leadership and strict discipline helped the Virginia colony get through the difficult first winter
The harsh winter of Jamestown between [1609-1610] when there was no food, leaving the settlers to eat anything they could find (cannibalism, dogs, snakes)
Englishmen who married Pocahontas and began the planting of tobacco in Jamestown
House of Burgesses
Elected assembly in colonial Virginia, created in 1618.
someone who agreed to work for a number of years in exchange for the cost of a voyage to North America
Barbados Slave Code
The harsh system of laws governing African labor, first developed in barbados in 1661 and later officially adopted by South Carolina in 1696
Lord Protector of England for much of the 1650s, ruling in place of the country's traditional monarchy
The busiest seaport in the south named after the king, and capital of South Carolina. Was characterized by its aristocratic flavor and religious tolerance.
One who settles on land without permission or right.
a protective zone between two countries
Became king of England in 1727, the 13th colony (Georgia) was named after him
founder of Georgia in 1733; soldier, statesman , philanthropist. Started Georgia as a haven for people in debt because of his interest in prison reform. Almost single-handedly kept Georgia afloat.
a written document from the king granting land and the authority to set up colonies and colonial government