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New England Colonies

Chapter 5: New England Colonies

growing season The time of year when it is warm enough for plants to grow.
tidewater Where the water in rivers and streams roses and falls with the ocean's tides.
fall line The line where rivers from higher land flow to lower land and often form waterfalls.
backcountry The mountainous area west of where most colonies settled.
town meeting A gathering where colonists held elections and voted on the laws for their towns.
self-government When the people who live in a place make laws for themselves.
dissenter A person who does not agree with the beliefs of his or her leaders.
banish To force someone to leave a place.
industry All the businesses that make one kind of product or provide one kind of service.
export A product sent to another country and sold.
import A good brought into one country from another.
Middle Passage The voyage of enslaved Africans from Africa to the West Indies.
slave trade The business of buying and selling human beings.
data Information, such as facts or numbers.
line graph A graph that shows change over time.
Created by: kpotvin