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Ch. 4 Vocab

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Backcountry Colonial region that ran along the Appalachian Mountains through the far western part of New England, Middle, and Southern Colonies.
William Byrd II described a long night in a Backcountry cabin on his expedition to establish the southern border of Virginia
Navigation Acts series of laws passed by Parliament, beginning in 1651, to ensure that England made money from its colonies' trade
Triangular Trade goods, including slaves, exchanged between Africa, England, Europe, the West Indies, and the colonies in North America
Piedmont broad plateau that leads to the front of a mountain range
Appalachian Mountains mountain range that stretches from eastern Canada to south Alabama
Diversity variety of people
Artisan skilled worker, such as weaver or potter, who makes goods by hand; crafts person
Smuggling to illegally import or export goods
Stono Rebellion uprising of slaves in South Carolina, leading to the tightening of already harsh slave laws
Eliza Lucas introduced indigo as a successful plantation crop
Clan large group of families that claim a common ancestor
Overseer worker hired by a planter to watch over and direct the work of slaves
Fall Line the point at which a waterfall prevents large boats from moving further upriver
Conestoga Wagon vehicle with wide wheels, a curved bed, and a canvas cover used by American pioneers traveling west
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