Life In the Colonies Flashcards

A List of Freedoms that a government promises to protect

Bill of Rights

A group of people that make laws


the principal that a person cannot be held in prison without being
charged with a specific crime

habeas corpus

Freedom of the press

the right of journalist to publish the truth without restriction or penalty.

publishing of statements that damage a persons repution


extended family

a family that includes, in addition to the parents and their
children, other members such as grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins

signed a contract to work from 4 to 10 years in the colonies for
anyone who would pay for his or her ocean passage to the Americas

indentured servant

Middle Class

was made up of small planters, independent farmers and artisans

was a three way trade between the colonies, the islands of Caribbean,
and Africa

triangular trade

The first colonial poet

Anne Bradstreet

Great Awakening

religious revival of the colonies during the 1730s- 1740s

Public School

is a school supported by taxes

The Magna Carta was the first document to

place limits on the English ruler's power

The Gentry

The upper class of colonial society

Main reason for the slave codes

they feared slave revolts

around what age were colonial children expected to begin working ?


Most colonial women in colonial America were expected to marry men......

chosen by their parents

The Middle Passage

The brutal journey of enslaved people from Africa to America

Whose trial helped establish "freedom of the press" ?

Peter Zenger

Which state had a ban on slavery until the 1750's ?


Who wrote "Poor Richard's Almanac

Benjamin Franklin

Unlike modern schools colonial schools included......?