Chapter 4

Term Definition
act law
assembly law making body
barter trade good for other goods
burgess elected representative
charter an official document giving a person permission to do something, such as settle an area
deomocracy form of government where the power is held by its people or representatives they elect
frontier land bordering settled land
indentured servant person who agreed to work without pay in exchange in for passage to America
persecution treating someone harshly because of their beliefs
pilgrim person who makes a journey for religious reasons
plantation large farm run by an owner and farmed by laborers who live there
policy a course or principle of action adopted or proposed by a government, party, business, or individual
representative government a form of government where people are represented by the people they elect

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