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Chapter F4ur Vocab

Chapter 4 Vocabulary

Backcountry Area of land that ran along the Appalachian Mountains through the far western part of other regions.
Subsistence Farming Producing just enough food for to survive.
Triangular Trade A trade route with three stops.
Navigation Acts Made four provisions to ensure England made money from the colony's trade.
Smuggling Importing or exporting goods illegally.
Cash Crop Crops sold to get money.
Gristmill A place where millers crushed the grain between heavy stones to produce flour or meal.
Diversity Variety
Artisan craftperson
Conestoga Wagon Wagon built by the Germans that had curved bed to prevent falling of goods and wide wheels to suite the dirt roads. To protect from the rain they had tarps.
Indigo A plant that yields a deep blue eye.
Eliza Lucas A young woman that introduced indigo as a successful plantation crop after her father sent her to supervise his South Carolina plantation when she was 17.
William Byrd II A well known planter in Virginia. After his father died he took up the responsibilities, including joining the House of Burgesses. He was most know for his writing.
Overseer Men hired by planters to look after slaves.
Stono Rebellion On September 1739, around 20 slaves came to the Stono River near Charles Town. They killed many planter families and recruited more slaves. When heading to Spanish-helf Florida they were attacked by white militia and died or were executed.
Appalachian Mountains Mountains that stretch from eastern Canada south to Alabama.
Fall line Where waterfalls prevent large boats from continuing.
Piedmont Means "foot of the mountains." It is the broad range plateau that leads to the Blue Ridge of the Appalachians Mountains.
Clan Large groups of families-sometimes in 1000s-that claim a common ancestor.
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