03. Triangular Trade ; Roots of Self-Government

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Indentured Servants
Poor immigrants who paid for passage to the colonies by agreeing to work for four to seven years

Triangular Trade
A three way system of trade during 1600-1800s Africa sent slaves to America, America sent Raw Materials to Europe, and Europe sent Guns and Rum to Africa

Middle Passage
Route across the Atlantic in which enslaved Africans were carried in brutal conditions


Push Factors
Events or circumstances that motivate people to leave their homes such as famine, war, disease

Pull Factors
Events and circumstances that attract people to a new location such as freedom, jobs, education, relatives

Magna Carta
1215 document that limited the kings ability to tax English nobles and that guaranteed due process and a right to trial

English Bill of Rights
1689 document guaranteeing a number of freedoms to English citizens

Habeas Corpus
Idea that no one could be held in prison without being charged with a specific crime

Salutory Neglect
A policy in which England allowed its colonies self-rule

Parliament
English lawmaking body
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