belief in the benefits of profitable trading; commercialism
Balance of Trade
the difference in value between a country's imports and exports.
Navigation Acts
a series of laws that restricted the use of foreign ships for trade between Britain and its colonies. They began in 1651 and ended 200 years later.
Dominion of New England
administrative union of English colonies in the New England region of North America.
English Bill of Rights
an English statute of 1689 confirming, with minor changes, the Declaration of Rights, declaring the rights and liberties of the subjects and settling the succession in William III and Mary II.
an organization that consists of a number of parties or groups united in an alliance or league.
Salutary Neglect
British policy of avoiding strict enforcement of parliamentary laws meant to keep American colonies obedient to England.
Cash Crop
a crop produced for its commercial value rather than for use by the grower.
a man holding and cultivating a small landed estate; a freeholder
Stono Rebellion
a slave rebellion that began on 9 September 1739, in the colony of South Carolina. It was the largest slave uprising in the British mainland colonies, with 42-47 whites and 44 blacks killed.
Social Contract
at typically addresses the questions of the origin of society and the legitimacy of the authority of the state over the individual.
Great Awakening
several periods of religious revival in American religious history
Iroquois league