Colonial America: Almanac, Volume 1 by Peggy; Carnagie, Julie Saari

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Freedom dues: Items given to a servant at the end of service. Freedom of the press: The right of newspapers to print truthful information. Freemen: Men with the full rights of citizens; women had no rights. Free will: The idea that all people can make voluntary choices or decisions independently from God. G Gallows: A structure used for hanging people for execution. Gentry: The upper or ruling class. Glorious Revolution: The name given to the ascension of Protestant monarchs William III and Mary II.

The Spanish policy of “blood and fire” produced a legacy of resentment. Never finding gold or silver, the Spanish struggled economically and maintained an uneasy peace with their neighbors. In the late 1600s, Native American warriors expelled the Spanish, driving them back into Mexico and keeping them out for a decade (see Chapter 2). 16 Colonial America: Almanac The Southeast Native Americans in the Southeast encountered Europeans—Spanish, English, and French—in two major regions. The first stretched along the Atlantic coast from present-day Virginia down to Florida, and the other extended along the Mississippi River in present-day Mississippi to the Gulf of Mexico.

The Adena built burial mounds and lived in small villages of circular, semipermanent dwellings. The Adena were followed four hundred years later by the Hopewell societies, interrelated groups centered in present-day Ohio and Illinois. The Hopewell built massive earthen mounds for burying their dead and probably for other religious purposes as well. The Hopewell were among the first groups of Native Americans to determine an individual’s status in society according to family standing rather than personal merit.

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