Sammie, Justice, Sydney, Nathan C.

mercantilism - the theory that a states or nations power depended on its wealth.

export - to sell goods abroad.

import - to buy goods from foreign markets.

smuggling - trading illegally with other nations.

charter - a document that gives the holder the right to organize settlements in an area.

charter colony - colony established by a group of settlers who had been given a formal document allowing them to settle.

proprietary colony - colony run by individuals or groups to whom land was granted.

royal colony - colony run by a governor and a council appointed by the king or queen.

apprentice - assistant who is assigned to learn the trade of a skilled craftsman.

literacy - the ability to read and write.